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Accelerating access to safe water for sustainable development

“Thousands Have Lived Without Love, Not One Without Water.” –W.H.Auden The quote above clearly illustrates how relevant Water is, and the need to dedicate a Day (World Water Day) to commemorate this life saving and essential commodity. As the UN Secretary-General Mr Antonio Gueterres put it during the commemoration of World Water Day in 2018, “We cannot continue to take water ...

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Albinos receive no support from PWDs fund — GLOWA

A research conducted by the Global Action for Women  Empowerment (GLOWA), a Ho-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) in five communities each from Akatsi-South, Krachi- East and Kadjebi districts, has revealed that no albino receives support from the Persons With Disability (PWDs) three per cent share of the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF). That is because neither the albinos themselves nor the ...

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Women advised to be innovative to engender change

International Women’s Day (IWD) was commemorated on Friday with a stakeholder consultation meeting in Accra on the theme: ‘Think Equal, Build Smart and Innovate for Change.’’ Every year, women are celebrated on March 8 to bring to the fore their social, economic, cultural and political achievement. This year’s theme focused on innovative ways in which gender advocates can advance gender ...

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‘Desist from settling domestic violence cases at home’

The Centre for Democratic Development-Ghana (CDD-Ghana) and The Ark Foundation have appealed to traditional leaders, opinion leaders and all citizens to desist from attempts to settle domestic violence cases at home. It said it was the citizen’s duty to report such cases to the police and to ensure that the law took its course and “thereby tackle the scourge of ...

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‘Intensify fight against child labour ’

The Ghanaians Against Child Abuse (GACA) social drive was launched by the wife of the Vice-President, Mrs Samira Bawumia, in November 2017 with the ultimate goal to ‘promote the well-being of children, prevent abuse and protect children from harm’. The GACA campaign seeks to reduce the acceptance of social practices that have negative consequences on children by creating a critical ...

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Nigerian woman nabbed for trafficking girl to Ghana for prostitution

A 29-year-old Nigerian hairdresser who allegedly trafficked a girl from Nigeria to Ghana to engage in prostitution has been remanded into police custody by an Accra Circuit Court. Omotola Daramola has been charged with human trafficking but pleaded not guilty before the court presided over by Mrs Rita Abrokwah Doko. Omotola is expected to reappear on March 5. State prosecutor, ...

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“Spousal Violence Is A Crime Report All Cases” – CHRAJ

Mr Shadrach Majisi, an officer of the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), has called on women to report all forms of violence perpetrated by their partners for the appropriate action. He said quite often many women have kept quiet over abuses and violence perpetrated against them by their partners and refuse to report with the excuse that, ...

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Civil Society bemoans low public awareness on SDGs

The Ghana Civil Society Organisations Platform on Sustainable Development Goals has expressed worry about the low level of public awareness and discussions in the media of the SDGs nationally. While acknowledging and recognizing the significance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for holistically addressing issues of poverty, inequality and ensuring national development in Ghana, the Platform is of the view ...

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Engaging women and girls in science ‘vital’ for Sustainable Development Goals

Boosting the number of women and girls entering careers involving STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) is vital to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, UN chief António Guterres said on Monday, in a message to mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. However, women and girls remain “woefully under-represented”, said the Secretary-General, for reasons that include gender stereotyping, a lack of ...

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NCCE challenges women to accept leadership positions

The Kadjebi District Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Mr Daniel Agbesi Latsu, has challenged women to accept leadership positions and the challenges that come with them. He said they needed to take their destiny into their own hands and continue to demand for reforms that would bring about the needed gender balance. Mr.Latsu said there was ...

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