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National Gender and Children Policy (2004)

Republic of Ghana; Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs Country Resources Child and Youth General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Ghana 1 September 2004 Policy document child/youth protection, human development, women

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The overall goal of this Policy Framework is to mainstream gender concerns in the national development process in order to improve the social, legal/civic, economic and cultural conditions of the people of Ghana, particularly women and children.

The Specific Objectives are:
1. To redress imbalances which arise from existing gender inequalities through policy review, legal reforms and enforcement of existing legislation.
2. To provide a national framework from which policies are derived.
3. To implement activities designed to strengthen women’s role in the economic development.
4. To implement activities designed to promote children’s development and protection.
5. To promote Women’s equal access to, and control over economically significant resources and benefits.
6. To enhance the survival, development and protection of children.

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