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Disability law committee urged to make provision for sign language interpreters at hospitals

Freda Prempeh, Deputy Gender Minister

Deputy Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Freda Prempeh, has tasked a technical committee reviewing Ghana’s Disability Law to make provisions that mandate all health facilities to have sign language interpreters. She said Deaf persons usually have a hard time communicating with medical staff when they go to seek medical treatment because of the language barrier, which sometimes results ...

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DCI Ghana tasks stakeholders to embrace child protection programmes

A non-governmental organization, dedicated to the protection and promotion of the welfare of children has called on Assemblies to enact and strengthen bye-laws that would help address issues of child prostitution and sexual violence in their communities. The Defence for Children International (DCI) Ghana, urged the Metropolitan, Municipal and District assemblies to endeavor to factor into their annual budgets and ...

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600 bed shelter for Kayayos in 2020

Dep. Defence Minister, Derrick Oduro

Deputy Defense Minister and Member of Parliament for the Nkoranza North constituency, Major Derrick Oduro, has asserted that the government of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) would construct a 600 bed residential facility for head Porters (popularly called Kayayos) in 2020. He indicated that plans are far advanced for the commencement of the project, in fulfillment of the ruling government’s ...

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Swiss Ambassador calls for promotion of women rights

Philipp Stalder

The Ambassador of Switzerland to Ghana Philipp Stalder has called for collaborative efforts in promoting women’s rights across the globe. Speaking at the movie screening of ‘The Divine Order’ a comedy on the fight of Swiss women for their right to vote in 1971, the Ambassador challenged participants to work assiduously in championing women’s rights in line with the Geneva ...

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Inside Ghana’s Mafi-Dove village where childbirth is banned

Ever heard of a town or village where all its inhabitants were not birthed there? How about a village where pregnant women have to be rushed out when about entering labor because an age-old tradition bars birthing in the town? How about a town where there is no cemetery because burials are outlawed? Well, in Ghana’s Mafi-Dove community in the ...

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Judiciary urged to enforce laws to end child trafficking

Dr Peter Ndowie, the Director of the Pan African Organisation in Ghana, has urged the judiciary to impose stiffer punishement on child trfficking offenders. This was the way to go to provide protection for children. He invited the government of Ghana to join hands with neighbouring countries in the response against child- trafficking in Africa to enhance the welfare and ...

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Rape is not a chief palace matter – Executive Director of Divine Torch Foundation

The Executive Director for Divine Torch Foundation has asked parents to report rape and criminal issues to the Police and seek to settle them in chiefs’ Palaces or as a family matter. Louisa Atta Akpoto said, “Chiefs and pastors are not the appropriate people or means of settling rape and violence-related cases because these are criminal issues which must be handled by ...

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More women should be appointed as Supreme Court judges – Outgoing Chief Justice

Justice Sophia Akuffo

Outgoing Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo has made a call for the appointment of more women to the apex court of Ghana. Her ladyship, Justice Akuffo who was speaking at a ceremony after delivering her valedictory judgement argued that there are more women on the bench and that should be reflected in appointments to the Supreme Court. She explained that the ...

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Gender Ministry urged to quickly lay AABill before Parliament

Cynthia Morrison, Gender Minister

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has been urged to as a matter of priority lay the Affirmative Action Bill (AABill) before Parliament to ensure its quick passage into law.   Though some gender advocates are questioning the robustness of the currentdraft bill, others, particularly, the Affirmative Action Bill Coalition believes that the Bill can be find tuned ...

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Basic Needs, MEHSOG train peer groups on trauma and Organized Torture

Mr. Kofie presenting on trauma and organized torture

Mental Health Society of Ghana (MEHSOG)in collaboration with Basic Needs Ghana and Dignity International have trained peer support groups to increase their knowledge and skills to enable them recognize trauma, and link survivors of torture and organized violence to professional support. The training sessions were held recently in two districts, namely, Ga West and Ledzorkuku in the Greater Accra Region ...

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