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Central Regional Education office holds workshop for Assistant Headmasters

In a bid to ensure improvement in school management at the pre-tertiary education level, the Central Regional Office of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has organized a 2-day capacity building workshop for assistant heads in Senior High Schools (SHS) and Senior High Technical Schools (SHTS) in the Central Region of the Republic of Ghana. The workshop was attended by assistant ...

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Atewa Forest Bauxite Mining In Limbo, IUCN Passes Resolution to Halt Destruction

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has announced that, its members have voted overwhelmingly to adopt Motion 103 calling for ‘Urgent measures to safeguard the globally important Atewa Forest, Ghana’. The Ghana government through the Ghana Integrated Aluminium Development Corporation (GIADEC) is determine to mine a bauxite in the Atewa Forest as part of a massive $2 billion infrastructure ...

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Women leaders ‘essential to peace and progress for all’

Women continue to be under-represented in key decision-making over the battle against COVID-19, the chief of the UN gender empowerment agency said on Thursday, addressing the Security Council, adding that the situation is even “worse for women in conflict areas”. “In war zones and everywhere in the world”, individuals are “calling for inclusion and representation, which is one of the ...

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Mental Health for All through Increased Investment and Access

Hon. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu

The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines Mental Health as “A state of well-being in which the individual realises his or her abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution(s) to his or her community”.  Mental health can also be said to be the level of psychological well-being ...

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A call for the passage of an Affirmative Action Law in Ghana

Madam Cynthia Maamle Morrison

The Affirmative Action Bill is among the outstanding listed Bills by Parliament for consideration and we expect that this exercise would be undertaken before the dissolution of the 7th Parliament. To this end, ABANTU for Development and PLAN International need to reiterate the urgent need for the Bill to be passed into Law. An Affirmative Action Law presents itself as ...

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CHRI pushes for women’s rights and economic empowerment

A section of women in Business and Head porters in Accra have benefited from a capacity building training meant to improve their administrative management skills and opportunities available toimprove their economic status. The workshop brought together participants from the Nima Market, Mallam Atta market, Agbobloshie market,Newtown market, fish mongers, the Greater Accra Market Associations among other interest groups. It was ...

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FBOs urged to campaign against dehumanizing cultural practices

Mr James Twene, the Upper East Regional Director of Department of Gender (DoG) has called on members of Faith Based Organizations (FBOs) to use their platforms to campaign against dehumanising socio-cultural practices. He said some of the practices and beliefs were unfavourable to women and did not support the fight against Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV). Mr Twene made the ...

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Ghana needs a local sanitary product factory – NGO tells government

Women in Ghana have lauded the governments for its promise to scrap the 20% luxury tax on imported sanitary products in the country. Bridge for Equity, a non-governmental organization has called on the government to factor in a local sanitary manufacturing company in the One District One Factory policy to help cut down the cost of sanitary products. For years, ...

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‘Money for pad’, hunger luring Ajumako girls into early sex

The inability of parents and guardians to buy sanitary pads and properly feed young girls have been identified as key factors pushing young girls to engage in unprotected sex in the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District of the Central Region. Some parents have neglected their core responsibility of caring for their children’s basic needs like food, medical care, shelter, clothing, love, attention, understanding, ...

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Address disability issues holistically in your manifestoes – CESIS

The Centre for Social Impact Studies (CESIS), a research and advocacy organization has expressed reservations about the lip-service been paid to the implementation of key provisions in the Persons with Disability Act, 2006 (Act 715). The Centre is disappointed in the manner, successive governments have neglected such basic legislation for the past 14 years, making the plight of persons with ...

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