Home  |  Login  |  FAQ  |  Advertise  |  Services  |  Recommend  |  FeedBack  |  Contact Us  
Home
News

 Other Sections
ACN Ghana 2008
Sports
Finance
Business Directory
Online Forms
Real Estate
Classifieds
Auto
Jobs
Events
Downloads
World Cup 2010
Travel
About Ghana
Our Services
News Headlines »
 More »
USAID, Care International and GES celebrate International Women's Day
News Date: 11th March 2013


The United States Agency for International Development incollaboration with the Ghana Education Service (GES) has celebrated International Women’s Day with the students of Duffor R. A Primary School in the Shai Osudoku District of the Greater Accra Region.

The programme, which was under the Care International Partnership for Accountable Governance in Education (PAGE) project, brought together GES officers, assembly members, teachers parents and pupils of the district.

This year's World International Day celebration was under the theme: "A Promise is a Promise: Time for action to end Gender Based Violence in School."

Mrs Matilda Banaman-Mensah, Head of the Girls Education Unit of the GES, said gender-based violence was a serious issue that has serious implication on women and girls.

She said girls suffered abuses from school teachers, parents and other people which also affect their education and called on stakeholders in the educational sector to identified the problem and find a lasting solution to it.

Mrs Banaman-Mensah said parents, teachers and other school authorities, families and community members had failed to act for various reasons thus a lot of girls were suffering.

A survey conducted in 49 schools by C. K. Brown of the Center for Development Studies at the University of Cape Coast indicates that girls suffer from gender based violence than boys.

Mrs Freda Y. Koasi, Shai-Osudoku District Director of Education, defined gender based violence as actual or threatened use of physical, verbal or emotional power, intimidation or harassment by or against individual groups which results in physical or psychological harm.

She thanked USAID and called on other stakeholders to emulate the example.


Source: GNA


 More »
 Search News
 
 Advanced Search

ADVERTISEMENT
  Latest News Headlines
Akosombo dam water level drops
Stanbic Ghana supports Korle-Bu
Vodafone Educates Ghanaians on Internet Usage
The mama's, Sarkodie, stone bwoy and shopping.
EDAIF staff urged to get closer to the people
GIMPA to host Obama's African Leadership Initiative
JCDecaux wins award at the Small Cell World Summit
Hilton Heads Hotel Development Boom in Africa
Gender advocates pledge support for EC boss
NSS appeals for security at its farms
»  More latest news
 Popular News Items
OMCs pegs fuel prices at GHC3.47
GRA officials visit flooded warehouses, companies
Samsung introduces Galaxy S6 dual SIM version
Koforidua Poly gets first woman Rector
Wa East District Mining Committee Inaugurated
WAEC asked to protect confidentiality of examination papers
Vodafone's Blood Donation Exercise to support flood victims
President presents 10,000 sandals to deprived schools
Ghana to celebrate World Drug Day
President Mahama to attend London African Investment Summit

Copyright © BusinessGhana. All Rights Reserved.

Legal