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Wednesday, December 02, 2020
Ghana: 41% of women in politics have experienced gender-based violence – Survey
The Gender Centre for Empowering Development (GenCED) on Tuesday December 1, 2020 launched a research report on “Violence Against Women Within Political Parties”. The research, which covered the operations, structures, and processes of the major...
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Ghanaian girls should have presidential role models too
What does a female President or Vice President mean to the girl child in Ghana? It means a lot.  Generally, it means the same thing that the male Presidents and Vice Presidents have meant and still mean to our boy children: a role model they can...
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Election 2020 in Ghana: Dawn of new era for women in politics
The Network for Women’s Rights in Ghana (NETRIGHT), the Domestic Violence Coalition (DV Coalition) and the Women’s Manifesto Coalition (WMC) have congratulated Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings and Brigitte Dzogbenuku following their selection as...
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
African Centre for Women in Politics lauds selection of Prof Jane Opoku Agyemang as Mahama’s running mate
The African Centre for Women in Politics (ACWP) has described the appointment of Prof Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang as ‘a fulfillment that has been long-awaited by women in Ghana, in Africa and the world at large.” In a press release, the group...
Friday, May 03, 2019
Erelu Fayemi, ex-Ghanaian President, others bag Zik Leadership prize
Wife of Ekiti State Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, has won the 2018 Zik Leadership Prize for humanitarian Leadership. This was disclosed by the organisers of the annual prize in Lagos at the week. Other winners of the 2018 Zik prize in leadership...
Monday, February 11, 2019
Don’t shun politics despite attacks - Lydia Alhassan appeals to women in Ghana
The newly elected Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon (AWW) Constituency, Ms Lydia Seyram Alhassan, has advised Ghanaian women not to shun politics despite the challenges of insults, name calling and denigration that they have to go through...
Friday, February 08, 2019
”Women hold key to transforming politics” in Ghana’
Civil society organisations in good governance promotion in Africa have urged leaders across the continent to prioritise efforts which would increase the participation of women in governance, saying they will provide the difference critical for...
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Can political parties move from rhetoric to action in women’s political representation?
By Esther Tawiah, After the Beijing conference, one of the actions recommended to state parties to increase women political participation was through appointments, this they believed would address the historical deficit of women’s leadership in both...
Friday, September 14, 2018
Can women achieve equal political representation in Ghana?
Despite Ghana’s strong democratic progress over the past two decades, it has fallen short of achieving equal representation for women in politics. IRI’s party exchanges aim to address this ongoing gap in democratic progress and to build momentum for...
Friday, August 03, 2018
Ghana: Nine women file to contest NDC elections in Central Region
Efforts at encouraging strong women representation in active politics received a major boost as nine women filed their forms to contest for various positions in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Central Region. Seven out of the number...
Friday, July 27, 2018
2nd POWA forum tackles media’s impact on women’s participation in politics
The Progressive Organisation for Women Advancement (POWA) has organised its second forum to discuss women’s participation in the Ghanaian political space. The forum, which was held on Monday, July 23, 2018, at the British Council in Accra, was...
Friday, July 27, 2018
Ghana president nominates another woman to head elections body
Ghana is set to have a new head for its elections body, the Electoral Commission (EC). The nomination of Mrs. Jean Mensa as the new EC boss was announced by the presidency on Monday. She will become the second successive woman to hold the post and...
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Women and Ghana’s 2016 Parliamentary Election
iKNOW Politics expert Gretchen Bauer submitted the following article to be published on International Women’s Day 2017. In December 2016, Ghana held its seventh parliamentary and presidential elections since transitioning from decades of military...
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Women and Ghana’s 2016 Parliamentary Election
iKNOW Politics expert Gretchen Bauer submitted the following article to be published on International Women’s Day 2017. In December 2016, Ghana held its seventh parliamentary and presidential elections since transitioning from decades of military...
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016
More Women elected to Ghana's Parliament
Sources from the Electoral Commission indicate that the nationwide figure of women who won the parliamentary election on Wednesday, December 7, to represent their respective constituencies in the 7th Parliament of the 4th Republic of Ghana, which...
Monday, May 16, 2016
Ghana started a process to establish a Women´s Situation Room
The process to establish a Women’s Situation Room has started in Ghana. The idea is to use the experience and expertise of women in order to prevent the conflict that may arise in the November polls. The idea of a Women’s Situation Room was created...
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Monday, March 16, 2015
Women in Ghana call for political party constitutional reforms
Women organisers of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the Convention People’s Party (CPP) are advocating reforms to their party constitutions to allow for more women to seek political office. Such reforms, according to the women organisers...
Friday, September 26, 2014
Enhancing Women’s Political Participation, Ghana
Out of 58 women elected to Parliament, only three of them represented constituencies the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions and said more is required from the media to whip up interest of women, especially in these areas to go into politics...

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