Gender ministry at policy fair
The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGSCP) has mounted a stand at this year’s policy fair to showcase some of the activities and achievements of the ministry over the years.
The ministry, which used to be the Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs (MOWAC), has posters on domestic violence and booklets on some of the policies of the ministry.
The fourth Ghana Policy Fair was opened in Accra on Wednesday by the President, John Mahama, at the Accra International Conference Centre. The three-day fair is being held on the theme: ‘Partnership and Innovation for Development’.
Some of the documents exhibited by the MoGCSP include the national policy guidelines on orphans and other children made vulnerable by HIV and AIDS, a leaflet on the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme, the 1992 Constitution (in Brail), the Children’s Act, and the Domestic Violence Act among others.
The departments, secretariats and units under the reconstituted MoGSCP are the departments of Gender, Children and Social Welfare; the Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking secretariats; the National Council on Persons with Disability and a Unit for the Aged.
Speaking to the Gender Desk at the opening of the fair, the Communications Advisor of the MoGSCP, Mrs Mercy Adjabeng, said the reconstituted ministry was to ensure gender equality at all levels, promote the rights and welfare of the child, co-ordinate and harmonise all social protection interventions saying that this would ensure policy formulation and coordination, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
The ministry works in the area of implementing policies and programmes aimed at enhancing the lives of vulnerable people, including women, men, children, the elderly, the poor.
By Rebecca Quaicoe-Duho/Daily Graphic/Ghana
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