Masimanyane Women's Rights International is rolling out new training initiatives to empower young Ghanaian women to advocate for an end to violence against women and children in that country.
The training initiatives, which form part of Masimanyane's Africa Programme, also aim to strengthen young women's efforts to end the impunity often associated with violence against women in Ghana.
Masimanyane's African Programme sees the organisation partner with women's groups in three other African countries to strengthen civil society through the building of coalition of women's groups. Currently the programme comprises Masimanyane, Gender Studies and Human Rights Documentation Centre (Ghana), Forum Muhler (Mozambique) and Mentoring and Empowering Programme for Young Women (Uganda).
The averarching aim of the programme is to ensure that perpetrators of gender-based violence do not receive impunity for their actions, and governments will implement legal reforms to ensure redress for victim-survivors of GBV and the availability of effective service provision.