Women's Tribunal:  Gender and Climate Justice:  GHANA

Date:  October 17, 2011
Location:  Accra
Organizers:  African Women's Economic & Political Network
Contact:  Kenneth Amoateng -

November 10, 2011

As part of the Women and Climate Justice Hearings, Ghana outlined a number of activities to mark the event for today and finally launch the report in November.

There were compilations of stories/case studies from women and other selected individuals from the grassroots in identified districts in Ghana. The hearing is currently ongoing at the Teachers Hall at the center of Accra City the capital of Ghana with a lot of participants attending the event since morning.


“It is our hope that this community led engagement will enhance capacity building and promote community policy advocacy and feed into our medium term goal of having grassroots climate change monitors and action committees to ensure grassroots ownership of the climate change campaign.

The Women’s Hearing will be organized in Accra, Ghana on 17 October, coinciding with the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. It seeks to provide a forum to bring all key stakeholders together to assess country’s situations and performance on climate change and give a verdict on it.

A photo exhibition and footages will showcase the images and voices captured from the field will be showcased as part of this effort. A delegation comprising mostly of women will officially present copies of the report to the Ministers of the Ministry of Women and Children, and Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology respectively at a round table media event, to influence negotiations and plans of action on climate change at the national as well as the international level especially during COP17 and Rio+ 20.

For more information, contact Rosa Lizarde, Global Coordinator, Feminist Task Force at <>

The Feminist Task Force was established under the umbrella of the Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP) in March, 2005, emphasizing gender equality as central to poverty eradication.

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