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Website / Database Resource
This website provides links to a number of country reports that were written based on research and dialogue with political parties. These reports examine the internal functioning and structure of...
A seminar, organized by IDEA, on women’s political empowerment held in Ghana in August brought together women members of parliament from 31 countries in Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, Europe,...

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Report / White Paper Resource
This report presents the findings of the second component of the African Political Party Finance Initiative, which aimed to increase awareness about the need for transparent and accountable party...
Academic Paper / Article Resource
This article looks at three collaborative projects between international development organisations and district assemblies throughout Ghana to promote gender sensitivity and increase the...
The wife of the Vice President Hajia Alima Ramatu says politics is not a reserved venture for men in Ghana and Africa, and has therefore urged her colleague women in the country especially those in...

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Editorial / Opinion Piece / Blog Post Resource
This article highlights opportunities and challenges for a greater participation of Ghanaian women in this year’s historic election. It describes how the government, political parties, civil society...

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Report / White Paper Resource
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...

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Editorial / Opinion Piece / Blog Post Resource
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...

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Editorial / Opinion Piece / Blog Post Resource
Fact check: There are still men, in this day and age, who believe that women are less competent than men and that men are superior to women. This new wave of refined sexism especially in today’s...
Report / White Paper Resource
Since 2008, when the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) began working on gender and security sector transformation in West Africa, we have repeatedly been asked for...

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The AMDMC Conference is organised biannually and takes place in a selected African country; presentations at the conference are made by distinguished scholars and individuals from Africa and the rest...

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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...
An ex-Assemblywoman for the Hemang Electoral area, Madam Afia Donko has declared her intention to contest for the presidency in election 2012, as an independent presidential candidate.
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...
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...
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...
A number of women’s groups on Wednesday undertook a one hour peaceful demonstration through the streets of Wa, the capital of the Upper West Region; to drum home the need for peace before, during and...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
No significant progress has been made towards improving women representation in political decision-making since the institution of the district level elections 16 years ago, Mr Mohammed Alhassan Awal...
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...
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...

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Editorial / Opinion Piece / Blog Post Resource
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...
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...

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Guide / Training Material Resource
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...
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...
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...
Report / White Paper Resource
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...

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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...
Government will not be able to achieve its target of appointing 30 per cent of women to head Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) due to “structural difficulties,” says Dr Raymond...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
An ex-Assemblywoman for the Hemang Electoral area, Madam Afia Donko has declared her intention to contest for the presidency in election 2012, as an independent presidential candidate.
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...