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Lecturer urges crackdown on gender stereotyping at workplaces

A Professor at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Cape Coast, Akua Britwum, has bemoaned the failure of the state to reduce gender stereotyping in both formal and informal work environments. She lamented that the situation has increased the precarious conditions under which women work in the country. Professor Akua Britwum made the observation on Tuesday in ...

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Gender equality key to sustainable development – Nana Addo

Scaling up the efforts at empowering and expanding opportunities for women are key to achieving sustainable development and prosperity for Ghana and the African Continent, President Nana Akufo-Addo has said. He said women were central actors in national growth, thus meeting the challenges of empowering them and ensuring gender equality was “one of the best ways of mitigating poverty and guaranteeing ...

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Open House of Chiefs to Queen-mothers – Nana Konadu

Former First Lady of Ghana, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, has called for gender balance within the House of Chiefs. This she said would afford queen-mothers the respect that traditional Ghanaian culture gave women before colonial rule. “Culturally, we refer to nature as ‘asase yaa’ and women are held in reverence spiritually and culturally, so why the disconnect in our contemporary society ...

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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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Teenager Michael Brown remembered in Missouri after shooting

Family and supporters of Michael Brown on Monday celebrated the life of the black teenager killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in a music-filled funeral service ringing with calls for peace and police reforms. Brown’s body lay in a black and gold casket at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church, topped with the St. Louis Cardinals baseball ...

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US National Guard called to quell unrest in Ferguson

The US state of Missouri is sending the National Guard to the town of Ferguson as protests escalate over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager. Governor Jay Nixon signed an order to “help restore peace and order and to protect the citizens of Ferguson”. The decision was made as police clashed with angry crowds shortly before a second ...

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