Tag Archives: gender

Gender equality gap worsens for women – World Economic Forum

Inequality between men and women across the world has worsened over the past year, a report suggests. It is the first time that data from the World Economic Forum (WEF) has shown a year-on-year worsening of the gender gap since it began charting it in 2006. The report ranks 144 countries to compare women’s economic opportunities, education, political participation and ...

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Danish university offers course on Beyonce, Gender and Race

A university in Denmark is offering a course based on Beyonce’s life. According to television station TV2, around 75 students have signed up. There’s reportedly so much interest in the University of Copenhagen course – called Beyonce, Gender and Race – that it’s had to move to a bigger lecture theatre. Professor Erik Steinskog told the Danish broadcaster that he’d be ...

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Otiko; educate yourself; unlearn your misogynistic ways

Dear Otiko! It was shocking to read portions of the speech you gave to the impressionable girls at the Krobo Girls Secondary School over the weekend. You took my breathe away when I saw you on TV saying girls are responsible for their rape if they wear short clothes with a big smile: “In conclusion, I want to say to ...

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Educate youth on gender equality – Konadu

Former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, has emphasized the need for the youth to be sensitized on gender equality at all levels. She believes the effective sensitization of the youth will help “grow up the society to appreciate the capabilities of women in the society.” Speaking at the International Women’s day celebration under the theme “Be bold for change” in ...

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Ursula for Communications, Otiko for Gender, Social Protection

President Nana Addo has nominated two more women for ministerial appointments pending parliamentary approval. They are the Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West Constituency, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, and the National Women’s Organizer for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Otiko Afisa Djaba. Ursula Owusu was nominated as a nominee for the Communications Minister position,  whereas Otiko Afisa Djaba has been earmarked for the ...

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