Events Schedules

STRENGTHENING WOMEN INCLUSION IN GOVERNANCE & THE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION BILL

21 May 2021

Although some progress has been made over the years in women empowerment and the elimination of all forms discrimination, the problem of marginalization and exclusion of women in Ghana persists. Active participation in governance, i.e. holding leadership positions and participation in political and public decision making, remains one of the main areas of exclusion and marginalization of women. Various proposals on mechanisms to address the poor participation of women in governance have either not worked or have not been adopted. One of the key proposals considered as critical for strengthening women inclusion in governance is the Affirmative Action (AA) Bill of 2011, which has undergone several revisions but is yet to be passed into law.

The event will bring together key actors to deliberate on the current context, the road map by which the Affirmative Action Bill can be passed into law by the end of 2021, and how relevant actors can work together to ensure the enactment of the Affirmative Action Law.

Theme: “Strengthening Women Inclusion in Governance and the Urgency of the Affirmative Action Bill: Progress, Challenges and Way Forward”
When: Friday, May 21st 2021
Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm (GMT)
Where: Online, Zoom (Register here: https://bit.ly/3ePSPqG)

The specific objectives are to identify the impediments to the passage of the Bill; to strengthen the existing coalition and build strong public support for the passage of the Bill; and to provide a roadmap and guidelines for the effective enactment of the Bill. The expected outcome is strong national support and collaboration among key stakeholders in facilitating the passage of the Bill towards enhancing women inclusion and participation in all levels of governance in Ghana.

For further information, please contact Ms. Nadege Djonou, on 054 435 7752, dnadege@ideg.org or Mr. Ewald Garr on 024 852 5760, egarr@ideg.org.



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