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What is The Women’s Institute?

What is The Women’s Institute?
April 13, 2019 BoughtSpot Office

The Women’s Institute is an initiative that endeavours to increase the social, political and economic empowerment of women in Ghana. Across the ten regions of the country, we work on issues at the heart of feminist research and advocacy. Our enterprise covers issues of economic, legal, social and political empowerment, sexuality and reproductive rights, movement building and advocacy for women’s rights.

Founded by ace lawyer and broadcaster Sandra Ankobiah, we campaign for women and girls, providing them with a powerful voice at the national, regional and local levels.

Grounded in the vision of equality and empowerment enshrined in the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection Act, we, among other issues, work for the:

  1. Elimination of discrimination against women and girls
  2. Empowerment of women
  3. Achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and governance.

We see women’s empowerment as a journey, not a destination. We understand that empowering women translates into the greater wellbeing and improved prospects of children, families, communities and societies.