Women's Economic and Political Empowerment (WEPE)
15 September 2011
Last Updated on 16 May 2012
This five year project, funded by Comic Relief UK
and implemented in partnership with GHARWEG Advice, Training and Career Centre UK, seeks to raise awareness of the nexus between poverty and the under representation of women at all levels of decision making in Ghana, particularly in northern Ghana (the Upper East, Upper West and Northern Regions) where issues of literacy, poverty and food security are more considerable than the national average.
It involves a number of capacity building and policy lobbying interventions designed to facilitate dialogue among community members and key stakeholders to increase women’s ability to fight poverty, thereby enhancing their participation in governance and decision making. It is consistent with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCRs) 1325, 1820 and 1888 for the sustained fight against feminised poverty and exclusion.
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Read about the project launch:
The Foundation for Security and Development in Africa (FOSDA), on Wednesday 22nd September 2010, launched its new project on Women’s Empowerment under the theme “Promoting Human Security through the Economic and Political Empowerment of Women in Ghana”. The project was launched in Wa in the Upper West Region by his Excellency, Naa Braimah Seidu, a member of the Council of State representing the region. Read More