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Monday, September 17, 2012
Ghana: Capacity building workshop for Female Parliamentary Candidates opens in Akosombo
A four-day capacity building workshop organized for aspiring female parliamentary candidates in the country opened at Akosombo on Wednesday. The workshop brought together aspiring female parliamentary candidates of the National Democratic Congress,...
Monday, September 03, 2012
Ghana: PPP government will empower women when voted into power-Nana Ofori
  Nana Owusu Ofori, Effutu Constituency Progressive People’s Party (PPP), parliamentary aspirant, has said the empowerment of women would be a priority of a government of the PPP. Nana Ofori was addressing a harvest, organized by the Ebenezer...
Monday, August 27, 2012
Ghana: Negative Stereotype Hindering Women's Chance at Winning Political Seats - Report
  A new research study has revealed that negative stereotype and perception about women are the major contributory factors to the poor performance of women in district level elections. The study, launched in Accra on Thursday indicated that, most...
Thursday, August 02, 2012
Ghana: CDD trains women to lead peace crusade
The Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) has launched a program to train women to spearhead citizenship education towards the promotion of peace, transparency and credibility of the December elections. Dubbed “Promoting democratic citizenship to...
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Ghana: Women in political leadership hold debate
Women in political leadership in the three northern regions have held a debate focusing on the programmes of their political parties, which seek to build inclusive government.   Read the complete story at Ghana News Agency, published 25 July 2012.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Ghana: Obstacles facing female politicians – Making it Compulsory to have Women in Ghana’s Parliament
Beatrice Boateng, a member of parliament with the New Patriotic Party, Ghana’s official opposition to the ruling New Democratic Congress, has earned her place among the country’s lawmakers. As she takes her seat in parliament, she does so having...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Gretchen Bauer
Gretchen Bauer is a university professor with a specialization in African Politics and Women in Politics, and has traveled, studied and worked extensively in East and Southern Africa. During the early years of her career her research and scholarship...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Ghana: Women's Groups Meet Liberian Women Refugees
African Women's Development Fund (AWDF), Network for Women's Rights in Ghana (NETRIGHT), Abantu for Development, Women's Initiative for Self Empowerment (WISE) and Christian Mothers Association of the Catholic Church have paid a visit to...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Guinea: Guinean Women Seek More Representation in Polity
Guinean women, under the auspices of the Women's Association for Change (CFC), have called for better representation in the country's political and social affairs. In a document which they plan to submit to Guinean Premier Kabinet Komara, they...
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Gender and ICT
This e-Primer looks at information and communications technology (ICT) for development through a gender lens. It provides a gender perspectives to issues of ICT policies; access and control; education, training and skill development; and content...
Gender and State Building in South Sudan
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Gender and Statebuilding in South Sudan
Part of a series of U.S. Institute of Peace reports on state building in South Sudan, this report asserts that equality between women and men and among women—as well as women’s security, economic empowerment, and meaningful participation—should be...
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Gender and the Information Revolution in Africa
The essays in this book examine the current and potential impact of the ICT explosion in Africa. They focus specifically on gender issues and analyze the extent to which women's needs and preferences are being served. The authors underscore the need...
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Gender Quotas in African Countries
This consolidated response highlights various types of quotas adopted in African countries and provides details on the implementation of quotas under different electoral systems. The response also includes several annexes with data on quotas based...
Monday, March 09, 2009
Getting Ahead: Testimonials of Women in Politics (Trailer)
iKNOW Politics and its partners present the film entitled Getting Ahead: Testimonials from Women in Politics that features incredible stories of women politicians from around the world. The film highlights the cases of prominent women leaders from...
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Gender Responsive Budgeting in Practice: A Training Manual
This manual specifically seeks to build understanding of gender responsive budgeting as a tool for promoting gender equity, accountability to women’s rights as well as efficiency and transparency in budget policies and processes. It adds value to...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Generating Opportunities: Case Studies on Energy and Women
This publication is a compilation of eight case studies drawn from Bangladesh, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Nepal, South Africa and Uganda. The studies analyze energy projects in these countries in terms of their involvement with and impacts on...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Gender Budgeting Guidelines and Analytical Tools for Lower Local Governments (First Edition)
These guidelines were developed to address the current deficiencies in gender budgeting in Uganda. They aim to provide lower local government stakeholders with the tools and methodology to undertake gender budgeting during their planning and...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Gender Budgeting for Local Lower Governments: Trainees' Manual
This manual is intended to provide reference material on gender budgeting to trainees in local lower governments in Uganda. It aims to acquaint the trainees with the key concepts, processes and tools used in gender budgeting.