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21.09.2014 Politics

Media practitioners asked to be gender sensitive

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He said a section of the media are also fond of setting the agenda that tend to trivialise women issues and  stereotype them instead of focusing on their good sides.

He attributed this  to the inequality of gender positions in governance, adding that  Ghana cannot boast of democracy when  women are marginalised.

Ms Safia Musah  , Programme Facilitator of  IBIS- Ghana, an international non-governmental organisation, asked media personnel to endevour to make it one of  their core mandates to  promote the effective participation of  women in governance.

Mr Seidu Musah Akugri ,Programme Manager of Community Development and Advocacy Centre,  said his outfit  organised the  programme  to strengthen the  media to advocate and  influence gender sensitive and women led programmes, policies and agenda by traditional authorities , government  and  other relevant stakeholders ,especially towards the upcoming District level elections.

The workshop organised under the Democratic Consolidation and  Accountable Governance Programme in collaboration with IBIS-Ghana was on the theme:  'Women  in Decision-Making: The Role of the Media for  Enhancing Women's Politic al Participation in Local Elections.'


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