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Far from Realisation - Girl’s rights are human rights
Each year since 2011, on the International Day of the Girl Child, we recognise girls’ rights and acknowledge their unique potential and the challenges they face to achieve it.

Time to say “for every child in Ghana, let’s be fair.”
Walk past any school yard with a group of children playing their favourite game, and it won’t be long before you hear the phrase, “It’s not fair! It’s not fair!”

Dear Valentine, Do you have a Toilet?
My Dearest Valentine, I love you so. It’s Valentine’s Day, and today is the day that I know you would propose to me, but… I am troubled that you don’t have a toilet.

No time to waste … All girls and boys in school and learning
As we mark the first anniversary of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it is important as a country to reflect on the promise as well as the challenges in progressing towards the SDG targets with regards to education in Ghana.

Breastfeeding within an hour of birth saves our newborns
Thousands of newborn babies die every year in Ghana simply because initiation of breastfeeding is delayed at birth. Delaying breastfeeding by 2 to 23 hours after birth, increases the risk of a newborn dying within the first 28 days of life by 40%. Delayin

Ghana needs to stop leaving its people behind
On Tuesday May 10th, Ghana will hold its first-ever National Forum on Inclusive Development. It is being led by the Government’s National Development Planning Commission with the support of UNICEF and other partners

An open letter to our new Assembly Members
n November 2014, a new social accountability tool for Ghana; the District League Table (DLT) was developed and launched by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Ghana and the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), in collaboration with

Dumsor: shedding some light on development norms?
Ghana is making progress. We are learning from preliminary DHS results that less and less children are dying before their fifth birthday. Today we are losing 60 children out of every 1,000 born, twenty children less than four years ago.

Giving children the best start in life begins with breastfeeding
Giving children the best start in life begins with breastfeeding – one of the smartest and most cost-effective ways we have of supporting healthy well-nourished children and sustainable growth.

Joint Statement by UNICEF and the ILO On behalf of the UN System at the Inauguration of Breastfeeding Week at the Civil Servants Association Hall, Accra Thursday, 06 August 2015
Breastfeeding is an unequalled way of providing ideal food and care for the healthy growth, physical and psychological development of infants. It is also an integral part of the reproductive process with important implications for the health of mothers.

 

 
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