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‘Intensify fight against child labour ’

The Ghanaians Against Child Abuse (GACA) social drive was launched by the wife of the Vice-President, Mrs Samira Bawumia, in November 2017 with the ultimate goal to ‘promote the well-being of children, prevent abuse and protect children from harm’. The GACA campaign seeks to reduce the acceptance of social practices that have negative consequences on children by creating a critical ...

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Nigerian woman nabbed for trafficking girl to Ghana for prostitution

A 29-year-old Nigerian hairdresser who allegedly trafficked a girl from Nigeria to Ghana to engage in prostitution has been remanded into police custody by an Accra Circuit Court. Omotola Daramola has been charged with human trafficking but pleaded not guilty before the court presided over by Mrs Rita Abrokwah Doko. Omotola is expected to reappear on March 5. State prosecutor, ...

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“Spousal Violence Is A Crime Report All Cases” – CHRAJ

Mr Shadrach Majisi, an officer of the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), has called on women to report all forms of violence perpetrated by their partners for the appropriate action. He said quite often many women have kept quiet over abuses and violence perpetrated against them by their partners and refuse to report with the excuse that, ...

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Civil Society bemoans low public awareness on SDGs

The Ghana Civil Society Organisations Platform on Sustainable Development Goals has expressed worry about the low level of public awareness and discussions in the media of the SDGs nationally. While acknowledging and recognizing the significance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for holistically addressing issues of poverty, inequality and ensuring national development in Ghana, the Platform is of the view ...

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Engaging women and girls in science ‘vital’ for Sustainable Development Goals

Boosting the number of women and girls entering careers involving STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) is vital to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, UN chief António Guterres said on Monday, in a message to mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. However, women and girls remain “woefully under-represented”, said the Secretary-General, for reasons that include gender stereotyping, a lack of ...

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NCCE challenges women to accept leadership positions

The Kadjebi District Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Mr Daniel Agbesi Latsu, has challenged women to accept leadership positions and the challenges that come with them. He said they needed to take their destiny into their own hands and continue to demand for reforms that would bring about the needed gender balance. Mr.Latsu said there was ...

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Victims of FGM suffer life-long consequences — UN Women

The United Nations described female genital mutilation( FGM) as an abhorrent human rights violation affecting women and girls around the world. According to the UN, over 200 million women and girls alive today had experienced FGM in 30 countries across three continents. It said without concerted, accelerated action, a further 68 million girls could be subjected to this harmful practice ...

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Gender Minister adopts cerebral palsy boy who was buried alive

The Gender Minister, Ms Cynthia Morrison has adopted a two year old boy who was buried alive in Elmina in the Central Region. The boy, Kweku Lentil, who suffers from cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder, was barely a year old when he was left to die after being covered with earth in an uncompleted building. He was, however, rescued by ...

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Draft Legislative Instrument for Ghana’s disability Act ready

The Ghana Federation of Disability Organizations, MindFreedom -Ghana and the Media Caucus on Disability, have completed work on a draft Legislative Instrument (LI) meant to give impetus to the Ghana Disability Act, 715(2006). Even though the parent Act, Act 715 (2006) is undergoing transition to make it compatible with the United Nations Convention on the Right of Persons with Disability ...

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Stigmatization poses a serious threat to inclusive education

Mr Yaw Ofori-Debra, President of Ghana Federation of Disability Organizations (GFD), has called on teachers, parents and peers to stop stigmatizing and discriminating against children with disabilities to promote inclusive education. Speaking at a sensitization forum on inclusive education at Wechiau, Mr Debra said some people including parents are still having the negative impression that children with disabilities are useless ...

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