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Women's Rights Goal of Meeting in Former Taliban Stronghold
September 3, 2003 – (Globe and Mail - Toronto) Kandahar, the spiritual home of a regime that barred women from work and education, is not the first city that springs to mind as a host for a gender-equality rally.
1. CELEBRATING THE 1ST ANNIVERSARY OF 1325 PEACEWOMEN E-NEWSThis edition of the 1325 PeaceWomen E-News Features:
The Minister for Women and Children Affairs (MOWAC), Hon. Juliana Azumah- Mensah, says since 2002 her Ministry has been involved in the promotion of the economic rights of women by providing them with economic opportunities to improve their livelihood, thus, access to micro credit and small loans, provision of Agro processing equipment, skill training and information sharing.
The workshop, organised by the Child Protection Unit and Legal Directorate of GAF on behalf of Save the Children, Sweden, has the theme; "Minimising Gender-Based Violence in the Society."
The Ministry of Women and Children Affairs (MOWAC) has developed a national action plan to give more protection and safeguard the fundamental rights of women.
It also seeks to promote their participation in conflict prevention and the security institutions as well as shield them from physical abuse.
Ghana has finalised the National Plan of Action for the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 in which women's participation in peace and security institutions and conflict prevention would be increased.
Ghana on Wednesday launched a National Action Plan for the implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (GHANAP 1325).
United Nations development chief Helen Clark has lauded the progress made by Ghana towards women's empowerment and gender equality, one of the eight social and economic objectives known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that world leaders have pledged to achieve by 2015.