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NGOs empower ‘Kayayei’ to mark girls’ day

A group of Kayayei (head porters) were on Friday educated on reproductive health, personal hygiene, menstrual cycle, among others to celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child. They were also directed on how to exercise their human rights, especially, in case of rape and on family planning services.  Your Health Matters Ghana, Health and Lifestyle Initiative and Baba Sariki ...

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Book unveiled to encourage women participation in local governance

The quest for increased women’s participation in political space, particularly in local governance has been given a boost following the launch of a book christened, serving the Community – Doing Politics in Poor and Deprived Communities in Ghana: A Dialogue with Selected District Assembly Women in Ghana.   The 80- page book which was authored by five astute gender advocates, including ...

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Stop chaining “mentally ill” patients – Health Ministry warns

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has warned against the practice where mentally-ill patients are chained or put in shackles by prayer camps and healing centres. It described the practice as inhumane and abuse of one’s right to medical care and urged people whose relatives are mentally ill to refer them to the appropriate health institutions for medical attention. “Individuals and ...

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Ghana needs national anti-Sexual harassment policy – Lawyer

Human Rights Lawyer and Activist Francis-Xavier Sosu has called for a National Policy on anti-sexual Harassment. He made the calls on the hills of the BBC expose on ‘sex for grade’ in Ghana and Nigeria  Below is the full statement  Let us not be too quick to judge and condemn Prof Ransford Gyampo. He has worked very hard to get ...

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Ghana bemoans slow pace of SDGs implementation

Ghana has expressed worry about the world falling short of its targets in the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 due to what it described as the current slow pace of implementation. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, raised the concern in a speech read on her behalf by the Vice Chairman of ...

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Sexual education will not promote foreign culture – Deputy Education Minister

The Deputy Minister of Education and MP for Abuakwa North Constituency in the Eastern Region, Hon. Gifty Twum Ampofo, has quashed reports in the media that the newly introduced Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) into the Ghanaian curriculum will promote foreign culture. The Ghana Education Service (GES) is set to introduce a new curriculum that will educate students on their sexuality ...

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FAO launches project on malnutrition that targets women, vulnerable

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has launched a project to support the government’s efforts to reduce malnutrition, particularly among women and vulnerable groups. Known as “Support to reduction in malnutrition in women and vulnerable populations through food-based approaches”, the project is also aimed at facilitating the country’s efforts to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goal Five (SDG 5), which ...

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Agbogbloshie Market provided with resource centre

A resource centre has been opened at the Agbogbloshie Market in Accra to provide victims of sexual and gender-based violence in the area with the needed support. Victims of gender-based violence and other social vices can walk to the centre, named Rapid Response Centre, to get help for access to justice, health care and other forms of social support. Funded ...

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Rotary Club of Cantonment to rehabilitate facilities of 3 psychiatric hospitals

The Rotary Club of Accra-Cantonment is to rehabilitate children wards of the three psychiatric hospitals in the country. The hospitals are Accra, Pantang, and Ankaful Psychiatric hospitals. The initiative forms part of the club’s flagship project for the 2019-2020 Rotary Year.  A statement issued by the Club said the goal of the project was to improve the standard of healthcare services ...

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Agricultural Innovation & Technology hold key to poverty reduction- Report

Developing countries need to dramatically increase agricultural innovation and the use of technology by farmers, to eliminate poverty, meet the rising demand for food, and cope with the adverse effects of climate change, says a new World Bank report released on Monday. The relative stagnation in agricultural productivity in recent decades, particularly in South Asia and Africa where the vast ...

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