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Chiefs advised to support security agencies to fight human trafficking

Nana Ayimedu Obrempong III, Kronithene of Adjena

Nana Ayimedu Obrempong III, Krontihene of Adjena has called for collaboration between traditional rulers and security agencies to fight human trafficking through unapproved routes during the coronavirus pandemic season. He said there were a lot of unapproved routes at the borders, people were trafficked or smuggled, which was dangerous in this coronavirus season,as such persons could be coronavirus positive. He ...

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I was once victimized in traffic when trying to take money – Street Boy

Ali Mohammed

Street children have taken a strong hold in the capital and across the nation but most especially Accra. Benabi Discovery is well known in tackling streetism in Ghana. Let’s delve into the story of Ali Mohammed, a street boy who happened to be interviewed by Benabi Discovery, a humanitarian advocacy media outreach. Just like any upcoming kid with big dreams, ...

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Media must help end sexual violence – DOVVSU

Madam Mercy Wilson Brown, the Volta/Oti Regional Coordinator, Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service, has appealed for media support to minimise or end all forms of sexual violence in society. She said the Unit kept recording increasing cases of sexual abuse against women and children, especially with far-reaching consequences like unplanned pregnancies, school drop-out, ...

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Sophia Akufo urges government to introduce legislation to ensure true gender inclusion

Sophia Akuffo

Former Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo is challenging authorities to take real steps to enforce legislation that gives quota for women to occupy certain positions to ensure true gender inclusion. She said “If you look at the proportion of women in parliament and their participation in the top-level within the corporate world, it is not good. But at the middle level, ...

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Affirmative Action Bill to be passed before 2020 ends – Gender Minister assures

Cynthia Maamle Morrison, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection

Gender Minister, Cynthia Morrison has assured citizens that the Affirmative Action Bill, which is to promote gender equality in the country will be passed before the end of 2020. This comes after numerous calls by activists to get the Bill which has been drafted for over 15 years to be passed into law. Speaking on Joy Fm’s Newsnite, the Minister said the ...

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If no one will invite you to the table, take your chair there – Otiko Djaba to women

Otiko Djaba, former Gender Minister

Former Gender Minister Otiko Afisa Djaba has challenged government to pass the Affirmative Action Bill to help accelerate women empowerment in the nation-building agenda. Underscoring the essence of tackling challenges forestalling its passage, the former Gender Minister questioned, “what is stopping the government from passing the Affirmative Action Bill this month as a birthday [gift] to all Ghanaians? Because the ...

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Let’s create gender sensitive academic environment – Prof Opoku Agyemang

Prof Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang

Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, former Minister of Education has said it was not enough to increase the number of females and professionals in education without creating gender sensitive academic environment for them to thrive. She believed that creating a gender sensitive academic environment represented a unique way of advancing the course of women through effective mentorship, coaching, sharing of experiences ...

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Affirmative Action Bill to be laid in Parliament in March

Government has indicated its preparedness to pass the affirmative Action Bill into law this year, following a directive by the President to get the Bill laid in Parliament by close of March. “As we speak,the Bill has gone back to the Attorney General’s Department. I want to assure you that the President has directed that he wants the bill in ...

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Stop shielding sex offenders – Gender Minister cautions chiefs

Cynthia Maamle Morrison, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection

The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection Cynthia Maamle Morrison has issued a stern warning to traditional rulers to stop shielding sex offenders.According to the Minister, rape and defilement are criminal offences which require prosecution by law enforcement officialsThe minister who is also the Member of Parliament for Agona West expressed these sentiments at a community dialogue programme organized ...

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Why girls in Paala are pushed into early marriages

Girls in the Paala community in the Wa West District of the Upper West Region have resorted to early marriages due to their inability to access schools in their locality. The girls have to commute long distances to other communities to attend basic school, which posed a challenge to many of the girls who chose to marry early, some at ...

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