Children
 Ghana
Project #1394

Making schools in Ghana more girl-friendly

by Women's Initiative for Self Empowerment (WISE)

Summary

This project educates school children on their rights and responsibilities and helps abused children through counseling. It provides teachers/school staff with skills to respond to abused children.
$75,000
total goal
$70,185
remaining
30
donors
0
monthly donors
9
years active

Challenge

Bullying, sexual harassment and aggressive behaviour mostly by boys directed at girls in schools rarely attracts sanctions and these become accepted as a normal part of growing up. 75% of school girls suffered sexual harassment from male classmates and 27% endure pressure from teachers for sex. It is imperative to address gender-based violence to make schools safe places and achieve universal primary education for all. Primary beneficiaries will be pupils who are victims of school-related abuses

Solution

Training for school counselors, student sensitization activities, counseling and education, essay writing competitions, presentations, inter-school activities and sports, school clubs, video shows, library resources.

Long-Term Impact

Counseling and support for survivors will be available in our schools; school children will no longer drop out due to lack of support. School attitudes will change on abuse issues and retention of girls in schools will improve.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.wise-up.org
WISE homepage
WISE on Ghana Police Service Website
WISE-UNHCR Project

Organization Information

Women's Initiative for Self Empowerment (WISE)

Location: Accra, N/A - Ghana
Website: http:/​/​www.wise-up.org
Women's Initiative for Self Empowerment (WISE)
Project Leader:
Adwoa Bame
Executive Director
Acrra, Ghana

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