Women in Governance (WiG)
The goal of this program is to promote equitable representation of women in decision-making processes in local governance. Though women and girls constitute majority of the Ghanaian population, they are woefully underrepresented in local and national government structures where policies and decisions pertaining to the allocation and use of resources are taken. In addition, the voices of women in household decision making processes and resource utilization are undermined by socio-cultural norms. The WIG program is aimed at reversing all forms of discrimination against women and girls by building the social and technical capacities of women to actively participate in decision making process at all level of society.
Women Inclusive Economic & Livelihood Development (WIELD)
The women inclusive economic and livelihood development (WIELD) program aims at improving food security of smallholder farmers, financial inclusion and livelihoods of vulnerable population especially women. The burden of women in rural communities in the Northern regions and Ghana as a whole goes beyond child care and family welfare. They have become the bread winners and economic bulwarks of most families. In spite of the huge expectation of society on women, their access to productive resources such as farmlands, inputs, improved technologies and credit facilities are limited due to traditional social norms. The WIELD program seeks to address these bottlenecks by improving women access to productive lands, inputs, improved farming technologies and access to markets.
Girl-Child Education & Protection (GICEP)
Access of female to formal education remain relatively low compared with their male counterparts. Research shows that adolescent girls are usually unable to get an education due to factors such as poverty, gender inequality and long distances from school (https:// www. unicef.org/ghana/education). Additionally, female are more likely to be abused physically and sexually in schools than their male counterparts. These cultural hostilities coupled with the absence of child safeguarding measures in schools often results in poor school attendance and high drop-out rate of girls. The GICEP program seeks to motivate parents and guardians to give equal opportunities to both boys and girls to formal education and eliminate all forms of impediments on the way of girl’s access to formal education.
Water Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH)
Access to safe drinking water and sanitation has been a major challenge for many rural communities. Majority of rural communities in the operational areas draw water from unprotected wells, streams, rivers and dug outs. Many water borne diseases such as diarrhea, dysentery and cholera are pervasive as a result. Rural schools are not spared from the scarcity of safe drinking water thereby compelling students and learners to absent from schools and or teachers to reduce the contact hours.The WASH program seeks to reverse this trend by improving access of rural communities and schools to safely managed water, sanitation and hygiene services in tandem with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 6).
Women in Peacebuilding (WIP)
Violent conflicts affects almost every region of the world and women and children are the most affected. Unfortunately women are not included in peacebuilding process. Research has shown that by including women in peacebuilding, it is 35 percent more likely that agreements will last for more than 15 years from its foundation (UN Women, n.d-Women, peace and security 2018). The goal of this project is prevent violent extremism and promote peaceful coexistence using women networks as promoters and negotiators of conflict resolution and peacebuilding.