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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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Ghana risks derailing its progress towards poverty reduction

Government’s effort towards defeating poverty and reducing inequalities among the extremely poor Ghanaians could be impeded, if unnecessary delays in the disbursement of funds to beneficiaries of LEAP continue to occur, Send-Ghana, a policy and advocacy think tank has cautioned.  “We would like to caution that Ghana risks derailing the progress made in her efforts towards defeating poverty and reducing ...

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Billion dollar boost for African female entrepreneurs

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced a $1.1 billion lending programme to help women entrepreneurs on the African continent. EIB Vice President, Ambroise Fayolle, also revealed that the bank has signed three further agreements to boost sustainable development on the continent. But the major deal is what the EIB has dubbed SheInvest. The EIB expects the gender-lending initiative to ...

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Health officers decry poor sanitation at Mamobi homes; shutdown toilet facility

Environmental Health Officers at the Ayawaso North Municipal Assembly have closed down a toilet facility in a home at Mamobi in Accra. The officers found a pan latrine filled in a terrible condition and an overflowing waste paper. There was also human excreta all over the floor covered with ash. The Joy Clean Ghana Campaign team together with the officers ...

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UN adopts Akufo-Addo’s ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’ agenda for Africa

The Ghana ‘beyond aid’ policy by President Akufo-Addo has gained global attraction as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has adopted it for its policy direction for the entire African continent. The adoption was manifested in the UNDP High-Level Dialogue with African influencers held at the Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel, today Thursday, the 7th of November, 2019 which was themed, ...

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Be bold to report online sexual predators – Youth advised

The Minister of Communications, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has encouraged children and the youth to be bold in reporting persons who subject them to sexual exploitation and expose them to pornographic materials and other dangers online so that the perpetrators are arrested and duly punished. She urged them to take advantage of the various Incident Reporting Points of Contact (PoC) that ...

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