DISTRICT LAUNCHING OF THE SHE LEADS PROJECT IN THE BOSOME FREHO DISTRICT

Rights and Responsibilities Initiatives Ghana (RRIG) , Defence for Children International , Ghana (DCI) in collaboration with the Bosome Freho District Assembly Launched the SHE PROJECT in the Bosome Freho District.

Date: Monday, May 10, 2021

Venue: Bosome Freho District Assembly Hall

Facilitator: Aba Oppong, Executive Director, RRIG Right

Introduction

She Leads is an initiative of Plan International Netherlands (PIN), Defence for Children – ECPAT the Netherlands (DCI-ECPAT), African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET), and Terre des Hommes the Netherlands (TdH). It is situated at the intersection of child rights, gender equality and civic space. Our consortium unites child rights organisations, feminist/women’s rights organisations, and GYW-led groups.

Project Objective

The main objective of the project is to increase sustained influence of girls and young women (GYW) on decision-making and the transformation of gender norms in formal and informal institutions.

Geographical Focus of She Leads

The geographic focus of the programme is East Africa (Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya), West Africa (Ghana, Mali, Sierra Leone, Liberia) and the Middle East (Lebanon, Jordan). In Ghana, the project is being implemented by 4 partners: Defence for Children International (DCI) Ghana, Plan International Ghana, Gender Centre for Empowering Development (GenCed) and Women’s Aspire Network’s (WAN) in the following regions;

  1. Ashanti
  2. Central
  3. Greater Accra
  4. Northern
  5. Upper East
  6. Upper West

In the Ashanti Region, the project is being implemented in the following Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs): Asante Akim North, Asokore Mampong, Bosome Freho, Bosomtwe, Kumasi and Obuasi.

In the Bosome Freho District of the Ashanti Region, the communities are:

  1. Asiwa
  2. Anyanso
  3. Bobiam
  4. Nsuaem II
  5. Dannso

Key Advocacy Areas

The consortium envisages achieving this objective by working through three interrelated domains:

  1. Social and Cultural Domain: Support by increased acceptance of positive social gender norms
  2. Civil Society Domain: Enhancement of collective action of girls and young women in a gender-responsive civil society.
  3. Institutional Domain: Enabling meaningful participation of girls and young women in decision-making by political institutions.

Key Strategies

  1. Fund and support girl and youth-led organizations
  2. Support the advocacy capacity strengthening  of CSO partners
  3. Enable joint learning among girl & youth-led organizations and CSO partners
  4. Support the formation and strengthening of a social movement for girls rights and gender equality
  5. Media advocacy
  6. Mobilizing communities and role models
  7. Influencing informal decision-makers (lobbying)
  8. Influencing formal decision-makers (lobbying)
  9. Research and policy advice
  10. Engagement in regional and international advocacy

Project Outcome

  1. Increased acceptance of positive social gender norms
  2. Enhanced collective action and activism by GYW in a gender-responsive civil society
  3. Political institutions enable meaningful participation of GYW in decision-making

Project Output

  1. Lobby and Advocacy
  2. Capacity strengthening

 

  Pictures of participant at the Launching

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