- Gender Equality
Despite accounting for more than 50% of the population, women in
Ghana are poorly represented at all levels of decision making.
- Women’s representation in Parliament in Ghana is only 9%; representation fell between the 2004 and 2008 elections (from 11%).
- Women are also grossly under-represented in local politics; women accounted for only 7% of those elected to District Assemblies in 2010.
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.
“…there is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women.“