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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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Let’s correct the thinking that ‘women should take backstage’ – Mike Oquaye

The Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Michael Oquaye has called for reinforcement of women empowerment and the enhancement of equal rights to boost women representation in decision making. He advocated allocation of seats to women who would like to contest for elections and urged political parties to reserve a quota for women to encourage their participation in politics and governance. ...

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Indecent dressing not invitation to rape – DOVVSU

Chief Superintendent Mercy Wilson Brown, Volta Regional Coordinator, Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service has said a girl’s dressing is not an invitation for a boy or a man to sexually abuse her. She said, “even if she walks naked, the highest you can go is to report her to the Police for indecent ...

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Appoint one PWD as Assembly member in each District of Ghana- GSPD to Gov’t

Even before Ghana  goes  to the polls  to elect Assembly  Members for the various District  Assemblies in the Country, an appeal has been made to the government to at  least appoint one  Person with Disability(PWDs) to each of  the 254 District Assemblies  in the country. The proponent, Ghana Society of the Physically Disabled (GSPD) observed that PWDs remain politically marginalized ...

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NHIA hopes to enrol all Ghanaians on scheme by 2030

Mr Raymond Avinu, Deputy Director, Membership and Regional Operations at the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) is advocating that by 2030 every single Ghanaian should have a National Health Insurance card. Mr Ayivu explained that the NHIA aims to ensure equity in health care coverage, access by the poor to healthcare services and protection of the poor and vulnerable against ...

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Abantu courts support for Women candidates in District Level Elections

A clarion call has been made on Ghanaian electorates to consider voting massively for women candidates who will be contesting the upcoming District Level Elections. The advocate, Abantu for Development, a women’s right Policy and Advocacy Organization says it considers the upcoming local government elections as another opportunity to deepen efforts to promote gender sensitivity in the electoral process and ...

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CHRI rally Ghanaian youth to stand up for human rights

The Commonwealth Human Right Initiative (CHRI) has encouraged Ghanaians, particularly the youth to get themselves abreast of issues relative to human rights to enable advance a world of rights, dignity and choice for everyone. Mina Mensah, Head of Africa Office of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative made the call at the Kaneshie Kingsway Cluster of Schools in Accra, where her ...

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Thousands of Ghanaian men beaten by their wives, girlfriends – CID Boss

The Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, has revealed that thousands of men suffer various forms of domestic abuse from their wives and girlfriends taking into account the recent number of reported cases. She revealed that this is so because many men now feel comfortable to report cases of abuse to the Domestic Violence ...

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Action Aid, Abantu put Climate Change on front burner

Climate Change related issues are not prioritised as state and non-state actors stakeholders consider it as non- issues in spite of its devastating impact on agriculture and other sectors of the economy. ActionAid and Abantu for Development are of the view that time has come for all stakeholders to pay much attention to the distressing impact of climate change, particularly ...

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Establish a mental health review tribunal – Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch (HRW), an international non-governmental organisation has urged Ghana to establish a Mental Health Review Tribunal, a specialised quasi-judicial body to be constituted under the Mental Health Act. Such a tribunal will have a wide range of powers that would enable it to conduct mental health inquiries, make and review orders, and hear some appeals, about the treatment ...

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