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South Sudan: Conflict and Poverty linked to child marriages

Rising poverty and hunger following five years of brutal civil war in South Sudan is driving many families to marry off their young daughters...
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Ark Foundation Education Community Against Child Marriage

The Ark Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, has sensitised residents of Haatso in the Ga East Municipality of the Greater Accra Region on the dangers...
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Gender Stakeholders Tasked to Eliminate Child Marriage

Madam Paulina Patience Abayage, the Upper East Regional Minister, has called on stakeholders in the gender sector to champion the cause to end child...
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Survey Shows growing number of Child Marriages in N/R

The findings of the 2017/2018 Ghana Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) has revealed that child marriages is highest in Northern, Upper East, and Volta...
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Azali – An Epic Movie to expose the dangers of Child labour Premieres Friday...

All roads leads to the Bank of Ghana auditorium, the University of Ghana on Friday, October 27, 2018 as we match to witness...
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UW chief says child marriages will not be allowed under his watch

Kuoro Abu Diaka Sukabe Ninia V, the Paramount Chief of the Zini Traditional Area, has declared zero tolerance for child marriage and gender-based violence...
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Child marriage in muslim community is a punishable offence

Alhaji Adam Misbaw, the Deputy Imam for Krachi East Municipal area has hinted of plans by the Muslim community to punish perpetrators of child...
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Chiefs charged to spearhead campaign against child marriage

Chiefs and other community leaders have been urged to lead the crusade against early girl-child marriages in their communities. They should spearhead the advocacy for...
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World Vision Fights Against Early Child Marriage in Ghana

World Vision Ghana, a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) has held a stakeholders’ meeting on ending Early Child Marriage at Begoro in the Fanteakwa District...
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Survivors of child marriage given training materials

A total of nine survivors of child marriage, teenage pregnancies and school dropouts in the Wa East District of the Upper West Region have...
Communities in Wa West honoured for fighting child marriage

Wa West communities praised for standing against child marriage

Three communities in Wa West District of Upper West Region have been honoured for their outstanding performances in protecting child rights and fighting child...
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Queen Mothers Charged To Help Fight Child Marriage Canker – UNFPA

Acting Regional Manager for the National Population Council, Madam Mercy Sefah-Peprah has humbly implored t Queen Mothers to advocate for the End Child Marriage...

Sissala West District formulate bye-laws to halt child marriage

Nyentie, one of the communities in the Sissala West District of the Upper West Region where child marriage is more pronounced, has begun processes...

Ghana Gov’t takes steps to enhance lives of women

The Government has taken concrete steps to enhance the lives of women and creating an enabling environment for their progress and advancement, Madam Otiko...

Cocoa farmers urged to prioritise children’s education

The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Ms Otiko Afisah Djaba has called on Cocoa farmers in Ghana to prioritise their children’s education...
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Government urged to do more to end child marriage

Girls Not Brides Ghana (GNB Ghana), a partnership of civil society organisations, has called on the Government to step up investments to end child...
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NGO Calls for Greater Efforts at Curbing Child Marriage

As the world marks the 2017 International Day of the Girl Child on 11 October under the theme “empowering girls: before, during and after...

UNFPA, PAYDP and Partners Join Hands in the fight against Child Marriage

It has been observed that investment in the social and economic asset of girls makes for stronger societies and more vibrant economies. The Executive Director...
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2017 Girls Mentorship & Empowerment Summit Ends

The four-day Central Regional Mentorship and Girls Empowerment Summit on child marriage, teenage pregnancy and sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) for young girls...
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Traditional, religious leaders vow to stop child marriage

Traditional and religious leaders at the Zorko community in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region, have pledged their commitment to help end...

Promote and protect child right in Ghana

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) adopted in 1989 is an international convention that spells out the manner in...

NGO Organize Workshop On Menstrual Hygiene For Pupils

Touching the Lives of Girls Foundation (TLGF), a non-governmental organisation, has organised a day’s workshop on menstrual hygiene for 650 pupils from schools within...
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ActionAid Ghana Holds Protest Walk Against Child Marriage

ActionAid Ghana has held the first ever protest walk dubbed: “End Child Marriage” with a call on stakeholders to support children, especially the girl-child,...
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Zambian president to host meeting on ending child marriage

Zambian President Edgar Lungu will host a high-level meeting on the implementation of the Common African Position (CAP) on ending child marriage in Africa...
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Ghana Fails To Instill Discipline Among Its Citizens

Mr Paul Avorkah, National Director, Department of Community Development has stated that one of the things Ghana has failed to do is to instill...
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NGO Deepens Public Awareness On Child Rights

Chiefs have been urged to take centre stage in campaign to end child marriages and provide more protection for children in their communities. Ms. Faustina...

CDA sensitize parents on child marriage through games

The games which attracted over 600 children and parents from Bussie and Tuori communities in the Daffiama-Bussie-Issa (DBI) District of the Upper West Region...
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Workshop on child marriage child marriage ends at Agona Nsaba

The workshop, organized by Agona East Directorate of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), forms part of a-two- year advocacy programme being sponsored...

Timmie Basic School: Ten Girls Snatched for Marriage

Three of the victims are in form two, four in form one and one each in primaries three, four and six. Mr Abu Meke...
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Ngyiresi Odikro says child marriages hinder progress

He said child marriage is a major concern for the society, saying it is time traditional rulers and other stakeholders to put in place...