Action Aid initiates a 5-yr project to empower vulnerable rural women

One of the AAG children centre. Image courtesy | Ghanaian Times

By Samuel Akapule, Bolgatanga

The childcare centers put up by Action Aid Ghana (AAG), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in some regions in the country are offering ample time for many women to carry out their farming and other economic activities to generate income for their households.

This was made known during a dissemination workshop on a project dubbed, “Promoting Opportunities for Women Empowerment and Rights (POWER)” held at Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region on Monday.

The five-year POWER project, being implemented by AAG with funding support from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, begun implementation in 2016 in seven regions in the country.

Among the beneficiary regions are Volta, Brong-Ahafo, Northern, Greater Accra, Upper East and Upper West.

Whilst the project is aimed at empowering vulnerable rural women and influencing their ability to control their income, it is also to empower more rural women to practice climate resilient sustainable agriculture and have access to markets and other productive resources. Read more…


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