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Monday, April 20th, 2015
Spyghana.com reports on FLOW project activities – Gender Centre Equips Young Women With Leadership Skills

As part of efforts to help increase women’s participation and representation in decision making at all levels in the country, the Gender Studies and Human Rights Documentation Centre in partnership with WOMANKIND UK has organized a 5 days workshop for young women in Senior High Schools. The training which took place in Accra, seeks to build ...  Read more

Monday, March 30th, 2015
STAR Ghana project – Increasing Women’s Participation in Governance at the Local Level

  The Gender Centre funded by STAR GHANA began a 12 month project in the Wenchi municipality. The project’s objective was to increase women’s participation in governance and increase the assembly’s responsiveness   to issues that affect women in the Wenchi assembly. Despite gender equality being enshrined in the 1992 ...  Read more

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
EU funded project in the news – “Reducing the Prevalence of Early/Forced marriage in Adolescent girls in Nkoranza North and Kintampo”

Collaborating with other NGO's is a key part of what we do at the Gender Centre....working to build capacity and share expertise. Here is an article on joy online about one of our partners and the work we are doing in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana to stop early and forced marriages amongst adolescent girls (funded by the EU). Forced and early ...  Read more

Monday, March 9th, 2015
8th March 2015 UN International Women’s Day – The message “Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture it!”

    In 2015, International Women’s Day, celebrated globally on 8 March, will highlight the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a historic roadmap signed by 189 governments 20 years ago that sets the agenda for realizing women’s rights. While there have been many achievements since then, many serious gaps remain. This is the time ...  Read more

Monday, February 2nd, 2015
Gender Centre trains prospective Assembly women – Graphic Online 2nd February 2015

  The Gender Studies and Human Rights Documentation Centre (GSHRDC) has organised a training programme for eight women contesting in the upcoming district level elections, in Big Ada in the Ada East District. The training formed part of GSHRDC’s efforts to develop the interest and participation of more women in the system of ...  Read more

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
16 Days of Activism starts now! UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Children – End the Violence Now!

It's time to fulfil the promise to end violence against women By Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka   Photo: UN Women/Marco Grob UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka has devoted her life to issues of human rights, equality and social justice and previously served as Deputy President of South Africa. ...  Read more

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
My encounter with the Gender Centre – Joyce Lena Danquah

INTRODUCTION I am Joyce Lena Danquah, a trained bilingual secretary, administrator, project manager and development worker. I am a mother, wife, daughter, sister, cousin and bread winner. I grew up in a family of five. During my school days I dreamed of a job that takes me to the country sides and being of help to the folks there, especially ...  Read more

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Theme: “Proactive Engagement to ensure Women’s Participation in Decision making at the Local Level – Collective responsibility of Government and Civil Society Organizations”. Background The issue of low participation of women in politics and public life in Ghana over the years has remained a major issue of concern to all key ...  Read more

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Introduction One key element of Gender Centre’s ReWoSHA (Reducing Women's Susceptibility to HIV infection as a result of Gender Inequality in Ghana”)  project is the development of a Coalition of NGOs working towards the development of a gender responsive HIV and AIDS National Strategic Plan in Ghana.  As part of efforts to build the ...  Read more

Friday, October 28th, 2011

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence (25 November – 10 December)   Gender Centre marked the event in Akplabanya, in the Dangme East and Doryumu in the Dangme West  Districts of the Greater Accra Region with two separate durbars under the theme, “REDUCING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: The role of the ...  Read more

Friday, October 28th, 2011

AMASACHINA SELF HEP ASSOCIATION, WA  ORGANISATION HISTORY The formation of  Amasachina Self Help Association  was conceived in 1962  when a group of Development Activists from Northern Ghana met with members of the Northern Youth Association (attending the University of Science and Technology, Kumasi,) to discuss how cultural and ...  Read more

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Window of Hope Foundation is a Ghanaian non-governmental organization committed to advance the welfare and status of the marginalized and vulnerable especially women, children and the poor in the Ghanaian society. Vision Window of Hope seeks to be a leading national organization for promoting human equality and development. Mission The ...  Read more

Friday, October 28th, 2011

In 2006, Gender Centre conducted a nationwide study to investigate the link between HIV/AIDS and gender.  The study findings confirmed a link between Gender, Domestic Violence and HIV/AIDS. This prompted the initiation of another project, Addressing the Gender Related Aspects of HIV and AIDS with funding support from DANIDA through Ghana AIDS ...  Read more

Friday, October 28th, 2011

LEGAL STATUS   Rural Watch was established in 1999 to pursue broad-based programme with the ultimate objective of improving the conditions of rural people with particular emphasis on their health status.   It was formally registered with Registrar Generals Department in August 2000 as a company limited by guarantee and ...  Read more

Friday, October 28th, 2011

The second phase of the ‘Good Governance Through Increasing Women’s Participation in Ghana’s Political Processes’ project, also referred to as the ‘We Know Politics Project’ has been launched here in Accra.   This is a three year project to be implemented in 20 districts across all the 10 regions of the country. The project districts ...  Read more

Friday, October 28th, 2011

LEGAL STATUS   Rural Watch was established in 1999 to pursue broad-based programme with the ultimate objective of improving the conditions of rural people with particular emphasis on their health status.   It was formally registered with Registrar Generals Department in August 2000 as a company limited by guarantee and ...  Read more

Friday, October 28th, 2011

CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: TAKING STOCK OF WOMEN’S ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE AREAS OF TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT PREAMBLE Today, 8th March 2011, marks International Women’s Day.  This day has been set aside by the United Nations body to recognize the fact that securing peace and social progress and the full enjoyment of human ...  Read more

Friday, October 28th, 2011

The Gender Centre in partnership with 3 implementing partners/organizations (Amasachina Self Help Association (Wa), Prolink (Kadjebi) and Rural Watch (Koforidua) have since 2009 launched and implemented a project titled “Reducing Women's Susceptibility to HIV infection as a result of Gender Inequality in Ghana. This project was conceptualized ...  Read more

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Gender Studies & Human Rights Documentation Centre Facts on Violence Against Women in Ghana  Table of Contents Part One: Introduction Profile of Physical Violence in Ghana Profile of Psychological Violence in Ghana Sexual Violence Traditional Practices as Violence Economic Forms of Violence Part Two: Reporting Reasons ...  Read more

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Gender Studies & Human Rights Documentation Centre Facts on Violence Against Women in Ghana  Table of Contents Part One: Introduction Profile of Physical Violence in Ghana Profile of Psychological Violence in Ghana Sexual Violence Traditional Practices as Violence Economic Forms of Violence  Part Two: Reporting Reasons ...  Read more

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