V/R: Gender Department hosts dialogue for community watch committees to protect girl child welfare
By Seraphine Nyuiemedi The Volta Regional Department of Gender has held a day’s dialogue meeting for members of the community watch committees set up to oversee the welfare of adolescents especially, the girl child in the Central Tongu District. It was part of efforts to sensitize and build their capacities. Speaking to GBC news after […]
NGO inaugurated to address girl child education and sexual health
By: Joyce Kantam Kolamon An NGO dubbed, “Destiny Sisters”, has been inaugurated in Tamale to address the numerous challenges young girls and adolescents face that inhibit their education, career path and sexual health. Many adolescents girls from Northern Ghana are likely to receive less education due to poverty, early marriage, teenage pregnancy and school drop […]
Why should a girl child pay so much for sanitary pads?
By: Seli Baisie Frankly speaking, when I went to the supermarket today to get some sanitary pads for myself, I was in awe of the prices listed on the pads. All of a sudden, I became sad and all I could think of is the girl child in the rural area. How would such a […]
Today is International Day of the Girl Child
By: Rachel Kakraba Today marks 10 years of the inception of the International Day of the Girl Child. This is a day to empower girls and promote gender equality to accelerate sustainable development and bringing an end to all forms of discrimination against girls and women. The United Nations General Assembly declared October 11 as […]