In a guest post Patricia Isabella Essel from our partner WiLDAF Ghana explains the impact of violence against women on Ghana’s social and economic growth.
“A psychologist is required who will work in a permanent capacity on machismo, gender-based violence and domestic violence. There is a crisis of values within the family.”
Women’s autonomy and agency must be at the centre of efforts to improve women’s reproductive rights. So why is abortion still one of development’s greatest taboos?
The Rio+20 Summit left more losers than winners and amongst the losers are the environment, developing countries, indigenous communities and women.
Donor policies pushing ‘empowerment lite’ fail to bring real and sustained change for women. For real change donors must support women’s rights organisations and activists.
The Government of Peru has announced it will re-open the case of forced sterilisation which affected more than 200,00 indigenous women in Peru in the 1990s.
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