Promoting Opportunities for Women’s Empowerment and Rights (POWER)
On Wednesday, 23rd August, 2016, ActionAid Ghana (AAG) launched the Promoting Opportunities for Women’s Empowerments and Rights (POWER) project in Adaklu Waya community in the Volta Region of Ghana.
The Promoting Opportunities for Women’s Empowerments and Rights (POWER) project is a 5-year project being implemented by ActionAid with funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.
The overall objective of the POWER project is to economically empower 6000 rural women and influence their ability to control their income through the practice of Climate Resilient Sustainable Agriculture (CRSA), accessing markets as well as recognising, redistributing and reducing the burden of Unpaid Care Work (UCW).
Project Result Areas
- 6000 rural women are organised and strengthened into groups in eight districts, with improved capacities to demand their rights and the ability to participate in household and community decision-making.
- The second result area will support the recognition, redistribution, and reduction of Unpaid Care Work.
- 6000 rural women supported to have more secure and sustainable access to markets and productive resources leading to increased income.
- Promote visibility of intersections of Climate Resilient Sustainable Agriculture (CRSA), women’s Unpaid Care Work and women’s economic participation leads to changes in policy and practice by sub-national, national, regional and international stakeholders by 2020
POWER is being implemented in five regions in Ghana: Northern Region covering the Nanumba North and South districts; Upper East Region which includes the Talensi and Nabdam districts; Brong Ahafo region in the Asutifi and Tain districts; Upper West within the Jirapa district and finally in the Adaklu district of the Volta Region.
Project Local Partners and Collaborators
Six local partners have been identified to work with ActionAid Ghana under this project. These partners are Songtaba, Botitaba Nahira Taaba Development Union (BONATADU), Widows and Orphans Movement (WOM), Social Development and Improvement Agency (SODIA), Community Aid for Rural Development (CARD) and Global Action for Women Empowerment (GLOWA). The project team will also work closely with District Assemblies, including the Department of Food and Agriculture, National Board for Small Scale Enterprises, existing community level structures such as Community Based Anti-violence Teams (COMBAT), farmer networks, women groups, traditional leaders and identified community facilitators.