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Cases of FGM still common in Brong-Ahafo

Cases of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) are still common in parts of the Brong-Ahafo Region despite intensified public campaign to eradicate the practice. Mrs Joyceline Adii, the Regional Director of the Department of Gender, said this in a meeting with journalists over the weekend. The perpetrators, mostly aged women, according Mrs Adii, have changed their modus operandi as they transported ...

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“Let’s condemn child marriage outright” – Sissila East MCE

Sissala East Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Karim Nanyua has called on stakeholders in the Upper West Region to denounce forced marriage including teenage pregnancy to allow young girls receive better education for holistic development. He said promoting empowerment of the girl child to overcome their challenges and also meet their needs in life could only be attained when their fundamental ...

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Early warning critical to conflict prevention – UN

Mr Adama Dieng

Mr Adama Dieng, the Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Genocide Prevention, has said that early warning and respect for human rights are critical components in conflict prevention and mitigation. He said that violent conflicts, which resulted into atrocity crimes, did not just happened overnight; adding that there were always early signs of conflicts. “When the warning signs ...

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Three children defiled daily in Ghana

At least three children were defiled daily in Ghana in the years 2015, 2016 and 2017. That is over 1,000 children each year. The figures were contained in the 2017 Criminal Investigations Department Annual Crime Statistics report. Gender Minister-designate, Cynthia Morrison is attributing the menace to fear, poverty and lack of education. She says her outfit is working to make ...

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In Ghana, child abuse law reforms will limit molestation – Expert

“Parents, know your children. Talk to your children. Be bold and feel free to talk about sex,” says an expert. Following the three-year imprisonment sentence of a teacher who was charged with sexually abusing a nine-year-old, legal expert Dennis Adjei Dwomoh is advocating for massive reforms of Ghana’s laws on sexual offences. “There is a problem with the law and ...

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Use Disability Money Wisely

David Aniah

Concerns over misapplication of monies from the Disability Fund (DF) by some Assemblies seem to be diminishing, but leaders of disability organizations in some districts in the Upper East Region are worried about the abuse and diversion of the money released to some persons with disabilities. The Upper East Regional President of the Ghana Federation of Disability Organization, David Aniah, ...

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Life In Ghana Prison Is Like Living In Hell – Ex-convict

Apart from your freedom that is denied you, life in Ghana prison is like living in hell, says ex-convict Emmanuel Odoom. “The food you are given in the prison isn’t food that you eat at home; it is food that is cooked by prison standards..and as for meat and fish, we eat them once in a blue moon,” Emmanuel narrated ...

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Stakeholders review Child Labour Monitoring System to make it more functional

Minister for Employment and Labour Relations

A two-day national forum to review the Ghana Child Labour Monitoring System{GCLMS} to improve child welfare and protection services across the country is underway in Accra. The GCLMS is a holistic and dynamic process for monitoring all forms of child labour, with particular emphasis on the worst forms of child labour. The review is expected to inject a high level ...

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Stakeholders demand establishment of disability desks in Ghana’s Hospitals

Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang -Manu

A proposal has been made to the government of Ghana to consider the establishment of Disability Desks in all the country’s heath facilities to ensure ease of access by Persons with Disability (PWDs). Such initiative, according to stakeholders, would embolden Persons with Disability to access the health facilities without fear of discrimination, stigmatization and the use of denigrating languages against ...

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Ghana makes progress in reproductive health – Report

The 2017 Ghana Maternal Health Survey (GMHS) Report has revealed that there has been remarkable improvement in maternal health indicators since the conduct of the first Maternal Health Survey in 2007. According to the report, launched in Accra on Thursday, mothers in Ghana are healthier now than ever before and are seeking and obtaining the health care they need. It ...

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