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Friday ,04 Mar 2011 06:21:30
Gender: Promise 12: At least, women will get 40% representation in government and public service

To increase the role of women participation in governance, the NDC promises to at least achieve 40% women representation in government and public service.
Promise Source: 2008 NDC Manifesto 


Promise Status: In the Process more...


Research findings

UPDATE

6th Report January 2011
No significant change made on this promise since the last report.
Source:
Ghana Post Elections 6th Report January 2011

5th Report October/November 2010
still no real achievement but there are efforts by the Ministry of Women & Children’s Affairs to get more women into public offices, targeting the upcoming District Assembly Elections through sensitization, capacity building, mentoring, etc.
Source: Ghana Post Elections 5th Report October/November 2010

4th Report September 2010
50 women from each region were selected for capacity building and will be deployed to their various districts to train more women and sensitize them and encourage them to contest for upcoming DA elections.
Source: Ghana Post Elections 4th Report September 2010

3rd Report August 2010
The government through the sector Ministry, has mapped up campaign strategy to increase women participation in the District Assemblies upcoming elections.
Source: Ghana Post Elections 3rd Report August 2010

2nd Report July 2010
No change made on this promise.
Source: Ghana Post Elections 2nd Report July 2010

1st Report January - June 2010
Women constitute 51% of the total population in Ghana, and have 12.4% representation in government and public service. (Source: ministry of Women and Children Affairs, 2008 figures).
Available statistics indicate that government is yet o fulfill its campaign promise of ensuring 40% women representation in government and public service. The percentage of women in parliament is 8.7%, 5.3% as chief executives in district assemblies, and the percentage of women on public boards and administrative positions hovers around 23%. (UNDP Ghana Human Development Report, 2007 and Electoral Commission of Ghana, 2008)
Source: Ghana Post Elections 1st Report January - June 2010
 

 
  Status
In the process

Other Promises
Promise 13: Establish Gender Units in all the 170 District Assemblies
Promise 12: At least, women will get 40% representation in government and public service
 

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