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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 rule in 1992. In keeping with a pattern of...
Credit: Pulse Ghana
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 commences on January 7, 2017, has increased from 29...
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 by Angie Brooks International Centre and...
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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, must also include the amendment of their...
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. Records from the Electoral Commission indicate...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Promoting women’s leadership in local government: Local government associations help women meet the challenge
This case study highlights some of the good practices emerging among Federation of Canadaian Municipalities (FCM) and its partner local government associations in improving women’s political leadership and decision-making in local government. It is one in a series of thematic case studies that...
Friday, March 28, 2014
Ghana needs Legislative Quota Seat system
Mrs Freda Prempeh, Member of Parliament (MP) for Tano North, at the weekend emphasised that a “Legislative Quota Seat” system is urgently required in Ghana’s electoral laws to consolidate the country’s fledging democracy. “Legislative Quota Seat “, she explained, is a system that allocates specific...
Friday, October 11, 2013
Gender Centre in Ghana prepares women for effective performance
The Gender Studies and Human Rights Documentation Centre (Gender Centre) has trained 40 women in human rights and leadership to enhance their performance. The training is to sharpen the women's leadership skills for management of their future endeavours, Ms Joyce Lena Danquah, Project Officer of...
Friday, September 20, 2013
Grant more women platform for political discourse, Ghana
The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection is calling on media organizations to empanel more women for political discussions. This is part of a campaign for increased women’s participation in governance. The Director at the Ministry, Patience Opoku, is highly disappointed at the low...
Monday, September 16, 2013
Fulfil agenda to promote women’s rights, Ghana
The Women’s Manifesto Coalition (WMC) has called on the government and gender rights organisations to take stock of what it described as “the unfulfilled agenda of promoting women’s rights.”It said although it appreciated the progress that had been made in the area of gender equality in the country...
Thursday, September 05, 2013
Culture is still an obstacle hindering many qualified women to go into politics in Ghana
Freda Prempeh, Member of Parliament (MP) for Tano North Constituency in the Brong Ahafo region has noted with worry that culture is still an obstacle hindering many qualified women to go into politics. Ms Prempeh is one of the two female parliamentarians out of the twenty-nine MPs from her region....
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Women Encouraged To Contest National Elections, Ghana
A former PDP Women Leader, Dr Kema Chikwe, on Friday in Abuja advised women to work hard to secure positions in the party as the special convention gets underway. She explained that the purpose for the special convention was to elect new National Working Committee (NWC) members to fill vacancies...
Friday, August 16, 2013
Ghana: Put More Women in Decision-Making Positions
A civil society group, Gender Studies and Human Right Documentation Centre (GSHRDC) is calling on Government to fulfill its promise of having majority of women occupying decision-making positions in the country. The call was necessitated by the failure on the part of both present and past...
Monday, July 08, 2013
Advocacy group wants more women in politics, Ghana
Political parties in the country have been asked to ensure that at least 30 per cent of all elected positions at the districts, regional and national levels are occupied by women. The electorate have also been advised to vote for more women to occupy political positions instead of always giving...
Monday, July 08, 2013
NORWACGG calls for more women in politics, Ghana
Political parties in the country have been asked to ensure that at least 30 per cent of all elected positions at the districts, regional and national levels are occupied by women. The electorate have also been advised to vote for more women to occupy political positions instead of always giving...
Thursday, May 16, 2013
CSOs demand passage of Affirmative Action Bill into Law, Ghana
Civil society Organizations call on government to pass Affirmative Action bill into Law to encourgae more women participation in the decision making process.   We invite our users to read the complete article published May 14 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
Promoting the Participation of Women in Local Governance and Development: The Case of Ghana
This paper describes initiatives in Ghana to promote the participation of women in local governance and the role of European support. Local governance is interpreted as the active involvement of the local population within the territorial boundaries of a local government in ensuring improved...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics