Participatory Development Associates Collaborating Against Child Abuse In Ghana


Children in Ghana still experience frequent and multiple forms of physical, emotional, and verbal abuse. The 2013 UNICEF Child Protection baseline research report indicates that when children were asked about their experiences of physical discipline, over 57% of respondents (aged 14-17 years) said they were beaten at home “all the time” or “sometimes”, while 34% …

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Concept Note for 6th Knowledge Sharing Workshop on Child Protection


Introduction Participatory Development Associates, in conjunction with the Department of Children under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, will hold the 6th edition of its annual Knowledge Sharing Workshop on Child Protection. Since 2017, these workshops have provided a platform for convening key actors in the Ghanaian child protection space to discuss issues…

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In Ghana, VSLA-CHILD Member Mary Frimpong Has Become a Community Leader


Mary Frimpong, a Ghanaian smallholder farmer, tells AMAKA how a community-driven group saving project has changed her and her family’s lives.   “It was an adventure”, Mary Frimpong shares on a scheduled call from her home in Enchi, Ghana. She has taken time out of her workday selling weedicides and plantain at a local market.…

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