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Legal aid services benefit poor, vulnerable

Mr Yahaya Alhassan Seini

The Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR), 1948, places an obligation on every state to strengthen its justice system by ensuring that the fundamental human rights of people are not violated. Article 11 of the Declaration requires that any person charged with a penal offence (connected with punishment given by law) has the right to be presumed innocent until proved ...

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Minister urges social protection agencies to step up their roles

Mrs Cynthia Morrison, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection

Madam Cynthia Morrison, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) has urged the social protection agencies and departments to step up their roles to reduce cases of violence and abuse against women and children. She said people having confidence in the various departments and agencies were critical to the cause of social justice and mentioned the Domestic Violence and ...

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Disability issues afterthought in Ghana – GFD

Members of the Ghana Federation of Disability Organisations have said issues concerning the group are considered an afterthought and not prioritised.The federation said the needs of persons with disability in the country are not considered at the planning and decision-making stages until “somebody comes to remind us that there are other groups called persons with disabilities.”According to the Director of ...

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Widowhood is not by choice; Stop the discrimination – Upper East Regional Minister

Paulina Patience Abayage

The Upper East Regional Minister, Paulina Patience Abayage has called on members of the society to desist from actions that deepen the plight of widows and orphans. She said it was worrisome how a section of society is treating widows and orphans as though it was by choice that they lost their families. Patience Abayage, who was speaking during an ...

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GFD intensifies demand for revision of Ghana’s disability law

Mrs Cynthia Morrison, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection

The Ghana Federation of Disability Organizations (GFD) and other disability right organizations have re-echoed calls on Government to as a matter importance amend the Ghana Disability Act 715, 2006 to bring it in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (UNCRPD). Ghana ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability in 2007 ...

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Accelerating access to safe water for sustainable development

“Thousands Have Lived Without Love, Not One Without Water.” –W.H.Auden The quote above clearly illustrates how relevant Water is, and the need to dedicate a Day (World Water Day) to commemorate this life saving and essential commodity. As the UN Secretary-General Mr Antonio Gueterres put it during the commemoration of World Water Day in 2018, “We cannot continue to take water ...

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Albinos receive no support from PWDs fund — GLOWA

A research conducted by the Global Action for Women  Empowerment (GLOWA), a Ho-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) in five communities each from Akatsi-South, Krachi- East and Kadjebi districts, has revealed that no albino receives support from the Persons With Disability (PWDs) three per cent share of the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF). That is because neither the albinos themselves nor the ...

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Women advised to be innovative to engender change

International Women’s Day (IWD) was commemorated on Friday with a stakeholder consultation meeting in Accra on the theme: ‘Think Equal, Build Smart and Innovate for Change.’’ Every year, women are celebrated on March 8 to bring to the fore their social, economic, cultural and political achievement. This year’s theme focused on innovative ways in which gender advocates can advance gender ...

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‘Desist from settling domestic violence cases at home’

The Centre for Democratic Development-Ghana (CDD-Ghana) and The Ark Foundation have appealed to traditional leaders, opinion leaders and all citizens to desist from attempts to settle domestic violence cases at home. It said it was the citizen’s duty to report such cases to the police and to ensure that the law took its course and “thereby tackle the scourge of ...

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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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