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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...
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...
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 “,...
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...
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,...
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...