FOSDA believes that when women’s voices are heard and they participate in decision making processes that affect their lives, they would be empowered to claim a respectable place in fighting poverty and building peace locally and nationally.
Africa’s prospects, in this 21st century, depend on the ability and willingness of her leaders to fully include women in local, national and international decision-making processes. This is one of the many principles envisaged by the Beijing Platform for Action and the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights. Ghana is a signatory to most international conventions that seek the promotion and empowerment of women in the political landscape. However, Ghana still lags behind in demonstrating her commitment to representing women as voters, leaders and elected officers at the national and local level. Read More