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Initiative for Gender Equality and Development in Africa (IGED-Africa)

Accra, Ghana
Joined April 2018

The Initiative for Gender Equality and Development in Africa (IGED-Africa) strives to promote and strengthen the voice, capacity and participation of women and young people in Africa and Ghana.

Presence in: Ghana
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Economic Empowerment, Family, Gender-based violence, Land & Natural Resources, Women's Rights

 

The Initiative for Gender Equality and Development in Africa (IGED-Africa) strives to promote and strengthen the voice, capacity and participation of women and young people in the realization of their rights and development through research, training and advocacy at the community, national, regional and international levels.

IGED-Africa has worked to raise awareness on women’s property and inheritance rights in the context of HIV and AIDs via training of grassroots women and girls in Ghana, built capacity among media workers about HIV-AIDs and inheritance rights and policy advocacy on women’s property and inheritance rights in Ghana. IGED-Africa has also participated in joint reports to CEDAW, and strategic international meetings on women’s right to property and inheritance in Africa. They have also contributed to the development of several instruments from the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights, including a thematic Resolution on Women’s Land and Property Rights in Africa and a General Comment to the Maputo Protocol on Women’s Land and Property Rights.

People Associated With This Organization

Marian Amissah-Ocran

Ghana  
Initiative for Gender Equality and...
Joined April 2018
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Economic Empowerment, Labor & Employment, Land & Natural Resources, Women's Rights
I am a Gender and Land advocate, currently coordinating the women's empowerment programme in an organisation, based in Ghana. I have a background in Geography, Resource Development and Finance. I am interested in learning more about interventions and resources for legal empowerment.
Marian Amissah-Ocran is the network champion (main point of contact) for Initiative for Gender Equality and Development in Africa (IGED-Africa).

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