“Women are actively participating in local governance and the poor and marginalized are equipped with ICT skills to improve their livelihoods”.
Issues of gender centre mainly on unequal power relations between men and women. This is further accounted for by socio-cultural inhibitions on female access to education and the participation of few women in decision-making processes at the traditional governance level and at local governance and central government levels. The issues of social inclusion are associated with the poor and marginalised segments of the population, minority groups and the disabled. Even though Ghana has reduced poverty levels from about 50% to less than 28% according to the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), the gap between the rich and poor in Ghana keeps widening, whilst the disabled who constitute 3% of the population hardly enjoy their right to social services, in spite of the promulgation of the Persons With Disability Act (Act 715) 2006.
Some of the projects under our Gender and Social Inclusion programme: