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Gender Ministry Launched SGBV Support Centre in Ghana

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection with support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on Thursday, 11 March 2021 launched an Orange Support Center and the Boame App to help address sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and harmful practices in Ghana. #IWD2020 #ZeroSGBV #UNFPA #ForTheGoodOfGhana.

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DEPARTMENT OF GENDER HOLDS VALIDATION MEETING ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NATIONAL FRAMEWORK AND TOOLKIT FOR ENGAGING MEN AND BOYS ON GENDER EQUALITYThe Department of Gender under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has held a Validation meeting on the Development of a National Framework and Toolkit for engaging Men and Boys on Gender Equality on Tuesday 27th September 2022 in Accra.In light of the above, the objectives for the validation meeting include:- To develop a national Framework and Toolkit for uniformity in engaging Men and Boys on Gender Equality by Stakeholder Institutions.-To solicit inputs from all stakeholders to validate the draft Framework and Toolkit on engaging Men and Boys on Gender Equality.-To garner support and commitment from all stakeholders to utilize the Framework and Toolkit to engage Men and Boys on Gender Equality.-To develop a national Framework and Toolkit that will be used by Stakeholders at the national, sub-national and community levels to engage Men and Boys.-To ensure the meaningful participation of Men and Boys in Gender Equality.In a keynote address delivered on behalf of the Deputy Minister/ Minister-Designate for Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Hon. Lariba Zuweira Abudu (MP), the Director for Ghana Productive Safety Net Project, Mr. Mawutor Ablo expressed his appreciation to the UNFPA for their support and the stakeholders for taking time off their busy schedules to join such an important meeting.According to him, the quest for gender equality has seen women and girls leading the charge but it is time to expose men and boys to the role they have to play in achieving Gender Equality and Women Empowerment agenda."we cannot leave the men behind, they are indeed the integral part of attaining gender equitable and sustainable development," he added.Mr Ablo emphasized that achieving gender equality calls for transforming unequal power relations between men and women. Thus challenging notions of masculinity and traditional perceptions of manhood.He is of the believe that drafting the National Framework and Toolkit for engaging Men and Boys is a feat to be achieved.The Director therefore called on the stakeholders to add their inputs, comments and suggestions in the bid to draft a concrete framework for engaging men and boys to achieve the set objectives.In a statement read on behalf of the Chief Director of the Ministry, Dr. Afisah Zakariah, the Deputy Director for Department of Gender, Madam Vera Karikari Bediako said the Government of Ghana through the Ministry has made a study progress in mainstreaming gender into all spheres of socio- economic development though gender inequalities persist, hence needs to be addressed.Madam Karikari noted that achieving Gender Equality is recognized as a societal responsibility and should require partnerships between men and women.She urged all to get on board and engage Men and Boys on Gender Equality as well as Women and Girls' Empowerment. The UNFPA Country Representative, Mr Barnabas Yisa congratulated the Ministry and the Department of Gender for bringing together National Institutions and CSOs to deliberate on the major strategies for engaging Men and Boys on Gender Equality."Male engagement improves not only women and girls' health and well-being but also the well-being of men and the society," he stated.He entreated all to increase the momentum in engaging Men, Boys and other relevant groups since Gender Equality cannot be attain without the involvement of all.Present at the meeting were the Representative for the Deputy Minister/ Minister-Designate, Hon. Lariba Zuweira Abudu, the Director for Ghana Productive Safety Net Project, Mr Mawutor Ablo, the Representative for Chief Director of the Ministry, Dr. Afisah Zakariah, the Country Representatives for UNFPA, Mr. Barnabas Yisa, CSO's and Stakeholders from various Institutions.#MoGCSP_Ghana #GenderEquality ... See MoreSee Less
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STAKEHOLDERS' CONSULTATIVE MEETING ON HUMAN TRAFFICKINGOn Tuesday 27th September 2022, the Human Trafficking Secretariat (HTS) under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) in collaboration with Expertise France, held a Consultative Meeting with Stakeholders on Human Trafficking in Accra.The meeting was necessitated as part of the implementation of the Partnership objective 3.1.2 of National Plan of Action (NPA) for the elimination of Human Trafficking (HT) in Ghana under which HTS is mandated to organise periodic meetings with stakeholders to share cross border trafficking information with relevant stakeholders.The main purpose of the meeting was to share information and update stakeholders on current trends of human trafficking (HT). It also sought to enhance collaboration and partnership amongst stakeholders.Addressing participants on behalf of the Ministry, the Deputy Director of HTS, Sena Owusu-Gibson noted that it was imperative that stakeholders meet to update each other on the various programmes and activities undertaken during the course of the year and consolidate efforts to continue the fight against human trafficking.At the end of the day, stakeholders were updated on current matters of HT in Ghana; collaboration and partnership were improved between the Human Trafficking Secretariat and its stakeholders.European Union in GhanaMinistry of Employment and Labour RelationsGhana Police ServiceGhana Immigration ServiceDepartment of Social Welfare, GhanaDepartment of Children - Ministry of Gender, Children and Social ProtectionCommission on Human Rights and Administrative JusticeEngage Now AfricaDon Bosco Child Protection CentreFree the SlavesInternational Needs GhanaInternational Justice MissionCity of RefugePacodep - Partners In Community Development ProgrammeChallenging HeightsYouth Rise InternationalAG CarePlan International GhanaInternational Cocoa InitiativeKinder ParadiseGhana Make A DifferenceGeneral Agricultural Workers’ UnionActionaid GhanaSewa Foundationgh#MoGCSP_Ghana#stakeholders#consultation#workshop#EndHumanTraffic ... See MoreSee Less
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RECONNAISSANCE VISIT TO VOLTA AND OTI REGIONSThe Ghana National Household Registry is embarking on a weeklong reconnaissance visit and sensitization exercise to Volta and Oti Regions.This forms part of the Consensus building/ Stakeholder engagement activities towards the commencement of the registration exercise in the Volta and Oti Regions. The GNHR, in executing these exercises has constituted 6 teams and task them to organise Reconnaissance visits and Sensitization engagements with Administrative, Political heads and some technical officers at each district. They include – District Development Officers, District Health Officers, District Agric Officers, District Statistical Officers, District Planning Officers, District Social Welfare Officers, District Gender Desk Officers, District Officers in-charge of children, NCCE Officers, ISD Officers, NGOs and CSOs in each district of Volta and Oti regions. These engagements will create the necessary awareness among Administrative and Political heads on the data collection exercise to ensure smooth take off of the exercise in the regions. The sensitization engagements will also create the platform for the GNHR team to solicit feedback from the technical officers to enhance the delivery of the registration exercise in the region. As part of the assignment, the teams will also collect data on some key indicators during the reconnaissance visit and engagements sessions. The overall goal of the exercise is to:* Elicit the buy-in and support of technical officers for the registration exercise in the Volta and Oti regions.* Present the GNHR program to technical officers and build a sense of ownership of the registration exercise among them. *Encourage technical officers’ advocacy on the GNHR by providing them with accurate and relevant information. * Clearly spell out the role of key technical officers in facilitating the data collection exercise and the kind of support the GNHR requires from them to successfully execute the exercise. * Identify the most effective ways of community mobilization and public information adapted to the Regions* Elicit other feedback from technical officers that can be used to enhance the registration exercise.#MoGCSP_Ghana #datacollection #gnhr ... See MoreSee Less
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REVIEW MEETING ON THE DRAFT ECCD POLICY FRAMEWORKThe Department of Children under the Ministry of Gender, Children & Social Protection (MoGCSP) with support from Children Believe organised a Two-day 'Stakeholders' Review Workshop on the Revised Draft of the Early Childhood Care & Development (ECCD) Policy' from Thursday 22nd September to Friday 23rd September, 2022 in Accra.The meeting focused on reviewing the coordination structures for the revised ECCD policy framework.The two-day meeting also engaged stakeholders to review and finalize indicators of the Monitoring Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) framework.Addressing participants on behalf of MOGCSP, the Ag. Director of the Department of Children, Mrs. Florence Ayisi Quartey urged them to be contributive with inputs which would help finalise the structures efficiently.She commended stakeholders for always availing themselves to work progressively to the realization of the goal of the revision exercises on the ECCD policy framework.In a Statement read on behalf of the Country Director, the Communications Manager for Children Believe, Mr. William Anin-Dankwa expressed their organization's delight to be part of the review process because they were convinced of the importance ECCD represent and the impact it will have on improving positively the fate of millions of children in Ghana. For the review on coordination structures, participants looked at the areas of:- Oversight and Mainstream, - Operational Coordination & Management, - Implementation through Decentralized StructuresAs for the review and finalization of indicators for the MERL Framework, participants worked on the areas of:- Responsive Care- Inclusion- Early learning- Nutrition and Health- Safety and SecurityThe workshop, which marked another successful revision activity by MoGCSP, seeks to ensure a holistic and coordinated approach to the policy for its effective implementation.UNICEF GhanaMinistry of Health, GhanaGhana Health Service Ministry of Education GHGhana Education Service Ministry of Local Government, Decentralization & Rural DevelopmentLocal Government Service - GhanaMinistry of Employment and Labour RelationsMinistry of Finance, GhanaMinistry Of Sanitation and Water ResourcesGreater Accra Regional Coordinating CouncilAccra Metropolitan AssemblyBirth and Death registry National Council on Persons with Disability - Ghana #MoGCSP_Ghana#ECCD#ghanaians#children#earlychildhoodeducation ... See MoreSee Less
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