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Promote women’s participation in conflict resolution – Ibn Chambas

Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, has called for the reinforcement and promotion of the participation of women in conflict resolution and peace sustenance. He made this call during the closing ceremony of a Training of Trainers Workshop on ‘Building Women’s Capacities for Conflict Analysis and Conflict Prevention ...

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Adopt innovative means to discipline your wards – Clinical Psychologist

Parents have been urged to adopt innovative measures in disciplining their wards in place of punitive forms of punishment, such as spanking. Clinical Psychologist, Dr Sandra Thompson encourages mothers to exercise discipline and not punishment right from infancy. “Discipline must be introduced to children in their formative years to get them acquainted with it. Discipline is future-oriented which serves as a guide to good behaviour. “For children to ...

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Making the UN relevant to all people: The role of National Parliaments

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, one of Ghana’s greatest gifts to the world, used to say he was a “stubborn optimist”. Today, us optimists must be very stubborn indeed. Earlier this week, the UN’s Global Assessment report – a compilation of over 15,000 academic studies by some 400 experts from 50 countries, as well as reports from indigenous communities – ...

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First Lady calls for accelerated response to HIV

Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo

The First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has opened an international conference on HIV in Accra, with a call on international and local authorities to accelerate response to the disease if it is to be eliminated by 2030. “The good news is that there are tried and tested interventions that have demonstrated favourable outcomes. We do not have to do anything ...

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‘PLHIVs in poor households suffer food insecurity’

Mr Steve Kyeremeh Afuahene

The Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) is partnering the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to consider the inclusion of poor households living with persons infected and affected by HIV, in the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP ) programme. The move is to ensure that such households, whose members earn an average monthly income of GH¢300 and were finding it ...

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The people who drown human beings to catch a fish

Fishermen along the Volta Lake are sacrificing the living in a warped but desperate desire to make a living, JoyNews has found out. In the communities that hug the shoreline of the Volta Lake, children some as young as six are sunk across 8,502sq km of water which can run as deep as 245 feet – deeper than Ghana’s tallest building ...

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New Women’s Cancer Center inaugurated in Kumasi

The U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan visited the HopeXchange Medical Center to launch the new Women’s Cancer Center, including a new Clinical Pathology Laboratory and Surgical Suite, which were largely funded by the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).   The HopeXchange Medical Center is a modern specialist hospital, research center, and medical ...

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Inclusion of women in pivotal roles is necessary for development – Samira Bawumia

Samira Bawumia

The Second Lady of Ghana, Samira Bawumia has called for the inclusion of women in pivotal roles in society’s development. She made this call, as Keynote Speaker, at the “Faces of Africa” Summit, at John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in Maryland, USA. The summit, an annual, week-long program organised by the African Public Health Network (APHN), of the ...

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‘Stop treating drug addiction as spiritual disease’

The Head of the Addictive Disease Centre of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Mr Logosu Amegashie, has advised Ghanaians to desist from treating drug addiction as a spiritual disease and rather resort to medical treatment. He explained that drug addiction was not a moral deficiency but rather a medical condition which affected many people. According to Mr Amegashie, drug addiction ...

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‘Domestic violence affects qualitative lives of victims’

Domestic violence adversely affects the qualitative lives of victims daily in terms of the victims’ ability to work, school or engage in domestic work, concentrate on daily activities and diminishes one’s confidence. According to statistics from the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service, in 2016, 10,460 women were abused as against 1,830 men. Again ...

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