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This paper is a comparative commentary on the situation of women’s political leadership in Ghana. The paper highlights progress made in the country, draws attention to areas of retrogression and proposes some immediate strategies for greater...
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...

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This publication provides a set of guiding principles for constitutional reform based on practical experiences of constitutional reform processes in a number of countries (Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa)....
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
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...
This report provides insight into integrating cultural analysis in development programmes, especially in the critical areas of gender equity and equality and reproductive health and rights. The culmination of two years' work with UNFPA field offices...

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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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Female President Ghana
The Deputy General Secretary of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Dr Yaw Baah, has said that the country’s economic problems could be solved when a female is elected as the president. “If you want Ghana to develop, make a woman the president," he said...
Five women have successfully gone through vetting to contest positions in the Jirapa constituency election of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Upper West Region. Mr Richard Kuunaah, Executive Director of GHANACare, a non-governmental...
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...

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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...
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 “,...
Many have often wondered why despite educational campaigns urging women to get actively involved in politics, they shy away from contesting the Presidency. None of the major Political parties contesting the 2008 general elections has had a...
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,...
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...
Ms Anna Bossman, Acting Commissioner of the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) on Thursday asked political parties to consider women as capable of becoming flag bearers instead of assigning them the supportive role as...
The Commonwealth Observer Group has expressed concern about the low number of women contesting this year's general election in Ghana. The group is in the country at the invitation of the Electoral Commission to observe Ghana's 6th elections since...
Twenty-three out of the 64 women who contested the New Patriotic Party (NPP) primaries were elected as parliamentary candidates and would contest on the ticket of the NPP in the 2012 general elections. Some women's rights advocates who called on...
Dr Michael Abu Sakara Foster, Presidential Candidate of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) on Wednesday said when elected his government would champion the cause of women in nation building. He said "politicians must practice what they preach, and...
he anxiety and uncertainty surrounding women's abilities to win Parliamentary seats have been laid to rest as 28 women from nine regions have reached office so far in Ghana's hotly contested 2012 elections. Subsequently, Ghana’s next parliament is...
The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) together with The Hunger Project (THP)-Ghana, had organized a three-day workshop to help to deepen the understanding of selected women assembly members of the local government system. The goal...
Women Leaders in the Greater Accra Region are the latest to join the campaign train for a peaceful election in the country. The urgent call for peace by the women leaders was made last Thursday, at a forum organised for them by the Greater Accra...
Mrs. Juliana Azuma-Mensah, Minister of Women and Children’s Affairs, has said the women’s role in participating at all levels of decision making was a key priority on the development agenda of the government of Ghana. She said government had put in...
Senior Programme Officer of ABANTU for development Hamida Harrison has observed that more and more Ghanaian women continue to face exclusion from taking political office because of the growing incidence of money influence normally used to entice...
  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...
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) will introduce programmes that will encourage and bring women into the mainstream of economic and political activities should it be given the mandate come December 7.    In its Election 2012 manifesto made available to...
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...
In Ghana, the leader of the opposition Progressive People's Party (PPP), Papa Kwesi Nduom, has named Eva Lokko as the party’s vice presidential candidate for the December 7 general election. Miss Lokko is an engineer and communications expert, a...
Ms Afua Gyapomaa, Programme Officer of Abantu for Development, a non-governmental Organization, has appealed to political parties to take adequate steps to remove barriers that discriminate against women in the country’s political development...
  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...
Mrs Vivian Kakie Tetteh, Progressive People’s Party (PPP) Parliamentary Candidate for Sunyani East, has observed that threats and frustrations from activists of other political parties are the challenges that prevent women from participating in...
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...
At a workshop in Akosombo, political parties with representation in Parliament called for the establishment of a voluntary quota of 30 per cent positions for women in the administration of political parties, the selection of parliamentary candidates...
A study has called on all stakeholders to work consciously to increase the number of women who will win the District Level Elections (DLEs) in 2014 and other such future elections. "The Performances of Women Candidates in the 2010 District Level...
Ms Darling Norgbey, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) has appealed to women across the country to use their endearing attributes to help diffuse simmering political tensions that could develop into full blown conflicts. Ms Norgbey, who is...
An eight-member group of the West Africa Women's Election Observation (WAWEO), led by Nobel Laureate Leyman Gbowee of Liberia, has arrived in the country to observe the 2012 general elections. The team, consists of eminent women who are experts in...
A gender parity advocate group, Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF), has mounted a vigorous campaign for women parliamentary aspirants in the Central Region, urging the electorate in the area to vote massively for women to represent them...
The Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF) has presented names of 65 women it says can be appointed by President John Mahama in his government. The names were contained in a petition signed by Bernice Sam, Executive Director, WiLDAF Ghana...
One Hundred and thirty three women are running in 27 out of the 275 constituencies in Ghana’s Parliamentary race this year. This number is relatively small compared to their male counterparts who number up to one thousand three hundred and thirty...
A workshop for women in politics have established a Coalition of Women in Politics (COWIP) to facilitate high level female participation in decision-making across the political divide.The Coalition is to provide a platform to ensure that women's...

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