Women in Ghana

Women in Progress

Box CC 890
Cape Coast, Ghana
Tel: (0233-42) 36883
email: renae@womeninprogress.org
website: http://www.womeninprogress.org
Women in Progress works to achieve economic independence of women and alleviate poverty at a grassroots level in developing nations through the sustainable growth of small women-owned businesses and at the same time established mutual understanding among people of diverse cultures.

Volunteer Abroad: As an international volunteer organization, Women in Progress helps people volunteer abroad. Our international volunteer programs focus on assisting women in Africa to grow their micro enterprises and become self sufficient through business and IT consulting and training.

Progressive Women's Credit Union photo available map available

Box 1519 Cape Coast
Ghana

(0233-42) 30573

Contact Monica Aidoo. Started in 1994 by members of Women in Progress, the credit union has now over 600 members. The credit union mobilizes funds and enables women to receive affordable loans after a pattern of regular saving.

Abokobi Rural Women's Development Association  

P.O.Box 138, Legon
Accra, Ghana
(Environment, Family planning, Health)

Associates In Development (ASSID)  

Haana Agyemang-Mensah
P.O. Box C. 361,
Cantonnments, Accra
Ghana

Association for the Advancement of Women in Africa (ASAWA)  

Box 5737, Accra North
Accra, Ghana

Centre For Integrated Rural Environment Development  

P.O. Box 673
Madina, Accra
Ghana
Tel: (223 21) 669626/772948

The Centre for Sustainable Development Initiatives (CENSUDI)  

TUC Building, Commercial Street
Box 134, Bolgatanga, UER
Ghana, West Africa
Tel/Fax: (233-72) 22249
Email: censudi@africaonline.com.gh

Christian Council Of Ghana  

P.O. Box 919, OSU
Accra
Ghana
776678
Tel: (233) 21 776725

Christian Mothers Association  

P.O. Box 5547
Accra North
Ghana
22 2 339
Tel: (233-21) 772885/775745

Federation of Ghana Business and Professional Women (FGBPW)  

P.O.Box: Box 16892
Accra North, Kanda E.
Ghana

National Council on Women and Development (NCWD)  

Greater Accra Secretariat
P.O. Box C1402, Cantoments
Accra
Ghana
Tel: +233 21 241993
The NCWD was established in 1975 to serve as the official national machinery for advising the government on all issues related to women. It collaborates with both national and international organizations on all matters relating to the status of women in Ghana. NCWD has commisioned several research projects and initiated and funded projects, thereby raising awareness about gender issues. It makes its findings available to the public via a Documentation and Information Centre, and by organizing seminars and workshops.

Syanshiegu Women's Association  

Groundnut Oil Extraction Association
P.O.Box 798 Tamale
Ghana
(Handicrafts, Small enterprises)

Telania Women's Association  

P. O. Box 1 Navrongo
Ghana
(Agriculture, Livestock)

Thirty-First (31st) December Women's Movement

Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings
P.O. Box 065, OSU
Accra
Ghana
web site: http://www.dec31.org.gh/
Tel: (233-21) 22 14 70
Fax: (233-21) 22 03 03Launched on May 15, 1982, in a context of political and social upheaval, the 31st December Women,s Movement has gradually become a very large women's organisation with a presence throughout the country. Today, its membership includes 2.5 million women of all social conditions, above 18 years of age . The 31st December Women's Movement is registered with the Registrar-Generals Department of Ghana, the Department of Social Welfare, The Ghana Association of Private Voluntary Organisations in Development (GAPVOD), as well as the National Council on Women and Development (NCWD) as a non-governmental organisation.

Despite the considerable economic difficulties facing the country, the issue of the emancipation of women has, since December 31, 1982 occupied a central place in the discourse and preoccupation of the nation's leaders. For its part, the Movement has made every effort to translate this objective into reality.

Women in Management Resource Center  

P.O. Box 50, Achimota
Accra
Ghana
Tel: +233 21 401 681 or +233 21 401 683
Fax: +233 21 667 681
E-mail: gimpa@ncs.com.gh
The WIM Resource Centre is an initiative of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, GIMPA. It was established in 1990 to serve those requiring information on (Ghanaian) women, and to support the Women in Management training programs. The centre maintain contacts with other women resource centres.

Women's Development Agency  

P.O. Box 2858
ACCRA
GHANA
W.A.
Tel. No. 021 762538
E-mail Matinan@aol.com

Women's Studies Collection  map available

University of Science and Technology Library
Kumasi
Ghana
Tel: +233 51 60133 or +233 51 60212
Fax: +233 51 60137
E-mail: ustlib@ust.gn.apc.orgSince 1994, the library of the University of Science and Technology has been building a women's studies collection. The collection was started with publications received from organizations in the USA after the 1994 Boston Conference on Women's Information. The library now acquires books through gifts, donations and occasional purchases. Its clients are researchers, students and women's group leaders.

Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA)  

Castle Road, POB 1504
Accra
Ghana
Tel: 220567/221944
Fax: 0223-24 665960

Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) Of Ghana  

Adabraka (Near Holy Sprit Cathedral)
P.O. Box 1504
Accra, Ghana
Tel: 22867

Women's Development Agency  

P.O. Box 2858
ACCRA
GHANA
W.A.
Tel. No. 021 762538
E-mail Matinan@aol.com

Sirigu women organization of pottery and art in Northern Ghana photo available map available

Sirigu women organization of pottery and art in Northern Ghana (SWOPA). Sirigu is a village in Northern Ghana, West-Africa. The village is well known for its traditional architecture, pottery and wall designing.

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