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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Ghana: More Women Face Political Extinction Due to Culture of ‘Monetocracy’, Laments Gender Activist
Senior Programme Officer of ABANTU for development Hamida Harrison has observed that more and more Ghanaian women continue to face exclusion from taking political office because of the growing incidence of money influence normally used to...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Ghana: Can We Have a Woman for Vice President?
Many have often wondered why despite educational campaigns urging women to get actively involved in politics, they shy away from contesting the Presidency. None of the major Political parties contesting the 2008 general elections has had a...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Ghana: Choose Women As Presidents, Not Running Mates
Ms Anna Bossman, Acting Commissioner of the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) on Thursday asked political parties to consider women as capable of becoming flag bearers instead of assigning them the supportive role as...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Ghana: Greater Accra Women Leaders Join Peace Campaign
Women Leaders in the Greater Accra Region are the latest to join the campaign train for a peaceful election in the country. The urgent call for peace by the women leaders was made last Thursday, at a forum organised for them by the Greater Accra...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Ghana: Women's Groups Demonstrate For Peace
A number of women’s groups on Wednesday undertook a one hour peaceful demonstration through the streets of Wa, the capital of the Upper West Region; to drum home the need for peace before, during and after the December 7, general election. To read...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Ghana: Quota System Prudent
At a workshop in Akosombo, political parties with representation in Parliament called for the establishment of a voluntary quota of 30 per cent positions for women in the administration of political parties, the selection of parliamentary...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Ghana: FIDA builds capacity of 43 elected assembly women
The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) together with The Hunger Project (THP)-Ghana, had organized a three-day workshop to help to deepen the understanding of selected women assembly members of the local government system. The goal...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Ghana: Political parties asked to remove barriers that discriminate against women
Ms Afua Gyapomaa, Programme Officer of Abantu for Development, a non-governmental Organization, has appealed to political parties to take adequate steps to remove barriers that discriminate against women in the country’s political development...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Ghana: Country May Miss MDG If Less Than 80 Women Win
Twenty-three out of the 64 women who contested the New Patriotic Party (NPP) primaries were elected as parliamentary candidates and would contest on the ticket of the NPP in the 2012 general elections. Some women's rights advocates who called on...
Sunday, October 09, 2011
The Security Sector and Gender in West Africa: A survey of police, defence, justice and penal services in ECOWAS states
Since 2008, when the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) began working on gender and security sector transformation in West Africa, we have repeatedly been asked for information on gender and security from other countries...
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Mediating Democracy in Africa
The AMDMC Conference is organised biannually and takes place in a selected African country; presentations at the conference are made by distinguished scholars and individuals from Africa and the rest of the world. The theme for the Accra Conference...
Monday, March 16, 2009
A Golden Age for Women's Participation in Ghana?
This paper is a comparative commentary on the situation of women’s political leadership in Ghana. The paper highlights progress made in the country, draws attention to areas of retrogression and proposes some immediate strategies for greater...
Monday, June 30, 2008
Culture Matters – Working with Communities and Faith-based Organizations
This report provides insight into integrating cultural analysis in development programmes, especially in the critical areas of gender equity and equality and reproductive health and rights. The culmination of two years' work with UNFPA field offices...
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Women and 2008 Elections: Challenges and Opportunities for Strengthening Ghana's Democracy
This article highlights opportunities and challenges for a greater participation of Ghanaian women in this year’s historic election. It describes how the government, political parties, civil society and the media in Ghana are challenged to do more...
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Promoting Gender Sensitivity in Local Governance in Ghana
This article looks at three collaborative projects between international development organisations and district assemblies throughout Ghana to promote gender sensitivity and increase the representation of women in local governance.
Monday, March 12, 2007
Party Finance Reform in Africa, Lessons Learned from Four Countries: Ghana, Kenya, Senegal & South Africa
This report presents the findings of the second component of the African Political Party Finance Initiative, which aimed to increase awareness about the need for transparent and accountable party financing and to promote reforms appropriate to the...