Improving the Well-Being of Rural Women and Girls in Ghana
The project aims to improve the well-being of women and girls in 30 rural communities in Ghana’s Northern and Brong Ahafo regions, including aspects of food security, health, safety, and social standing.
The word “Babanayaa” translates to “one day they will see that we have changed.”
Who Will Benefit?
Increase their income through agricultural (peanut) and livestock (goat) production and better market access.
Help young women attend secondary and tertiary school to increase their level of education.
Help women participate more fully in community-decision-making.
Train women’s cooperative leaders and extension officers in agriculture, financial management, and skills for a healthy future (including sexual and reproductive health, hygiene, safe food preparation, and human rights) to better advocate for their own well-being.
Train community responsibility-bearers in gender-responsive justice, land use and environmental care, giving them an increased ability to protect the rights of women.
Increased participation in sustainable, productive work by 1,500 women in 30 communities in rural northern Ghana.
Improved participation in equitable household and community decision-making by women in 30 communities in rural northern Ghana.
The Project aligns with national policies and will help advance Canada’s leadership in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment.
In addition, the Project aligns with Ghana’s Food and Agriculture Sector Development Policy (2007) by addressing the issue of land degradation through sustainable farming techniques and specifically targeting smallholder farmers.
This initiative will contribute to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
It will decrease poverty among women and their households.
It will work to improve food security in the target population.
It will improve participation of girls in secondary and tertiary education.
It will improve the economic and social well-being of women and girls.
GRID and NEA gratefully acknowledge the Government of Canada’s contribution of $1.3 million towards this Project.