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UN Women Executive Director calls on stakeholders to “Step It Up” for gender equality to achieve “Planet 50:50 by 2030” in Ghana

26 March 2015

Accra, Ghana- UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka paid an official visit to Ghana from 24-26 March, to engage with key stakeholders and participate in the international programme by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on the theme “Ebola: What next?”. She met with key stakeholders in the capital, Accra, including a high-level meeting with the President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. John Dramani Mahama, on 25 March. More

“Ebola – What next?”: UN Women Executive Director to visit Ghana and take part in BBC live debate

24 March 2015

On her first official visit to Ghana as the Executive Director of UN Women from 24-26 March, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will meet with President H.E. John Dramani Mahama and the Minister of Gender, Children & Social Protection Ministry, Honourable Nana Oye Lithur, to discuss the strengthening of collaboration around the advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment. More

Property and inheritance rights key to empowering women living with HIV, say grass-roots groups

06 November 2013

At a recent dialogue in Gambia, regional networks of women living with HIV called on policymakers to address women’s property and inheritance rights in the context of HIV. More

Phase II Grantees & Project Descriptions

01 October 2013

Phase II grantees and project descriptions of UN Women’s "Action to Promote the Legal Empowerment of Women in the Context of HIV and AIDS" More

Economies rebound faster from crisis when responses focus on women's needs

21 January 2013

The need for gender-sensitive economic policies is the focus of two UN Women research papers being launched at a two-day workshop being held in New York from 21-22 January. Renowned feminist academics and policy experts will share critical perspectives on financial and economic crisis recovery. More

UN Women working towards a sustainable future

06 June 2012

Women play a central role in advancing sustainable development. Everyday women take decisions that impact sustainable development—be it the use of land, water, energy, or forests or through their contributions to their families and the economy. If they have equal access to resources and opportunities and are part of the decision-making processes, women can become drivers of sustainable development. In partnership with women, their communities, and grassroots organizations, UN Women supports many initiatives that promote sustainable development solutions. More

Green cook stoves improving women’s lives in Ghana

25 April 2012

As climate change makes the land increasingly arid in Ghana's northern and coastal savannahs, food insecurity is worsening. An estimated 35 per cent of the land mass in Ghana is prone to desertification, with the desert increasing by 20,000 hectares a year. Yet 70 per cent of the population depends directly or indirectly on agriculture. The severe impact is being felt by the communities, with the brunt of it by the women responsible for the household cooking. More

Expert Group Meeting Addresses Rural Women’s Empowerment

14 October 2011

In September, UN Women sponsored an expert group meeting, “Enabling rural women's economic empowerment: institutions, opportunities and participation, in Accra, Ghana. Experts from a variety of disciplines and all regions of the world attended, along with a number of development practitioners, including representatives of farmers' associations. More

Sustaining Responses on Gender Equality in the ECOWAS Region

14 September 2011

Address of Executive Director Michelle Bachelet to the High-Level Regional Symposium: Sustaining Responses on Gender Equality in the ECOWAS Region, Accra, Ghana, 13 September 2011. More

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