Empowering Rural Women for Gender Equality in Ashanti Region of Ghana through Programmes and Projects.

Background to the study

  • Women agitations for Gender Equality:
    • Historical Background
      • French Revolution and inAmerica 18thCentury

                       (Southard and Belinda, 2007)              

  • Emergence ofwomen groups in the twentieth CenturyWID, WAD, GAD (Boserup, 1970)  
    •    Emergence ofmany conventions and treaties: e.g.
      • UNESCO’s Convention against Discrimination in Education in 1960;
      • Beijing Conference declaration in 1995;

The Problem Statement

  • Description:

  Existing  Programmes/projects & their efforts in women empowerment .

  • Modern programmes from world Dev’tAgents, and bodies;Gov’ts and NGOs, :
    • UNDP : advocacy
  •  Why Gender Inequalities then Persist?
  • The Statement

Despite these measures, it seems poor rural women in the Ashanti Region of Ghana have little space (opportunity) in shaping their own destinies compared to men.

Operational Definition & Study Area

All institutions, Designed Projects and programmes that aim  to empower women.

  •  Special Attention to:
    •  MoGCSP (Ministry of Gender Children and Social Protection)
    • BAC/REP (Business Advisory Centre/Rural Enterprises Programme)
    • CARE International
    • ABANTU for Development
  •  Study Area :  Amensie west District, Bosomtwe District and Kumasi Metro.


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