Equality. Empowerment. Empathy.

Women’s Empowerment in Ghana

Work with Ghanaian women and girls to provide skills-related training, promote gendered approaches to health and well-being and improve computer literacy and English language skills.

Durations:  2 - 12 weeks

Program information

Like in many countries with a history of gender inequality, women in Ghana have a lower average annual income than men, are less likely to own land or property, are often forced to abandon their education due to pregnancy or poverty, and are more likely to work in jobs requiring manual labour. Through combined efforts with local community groups, you’ll work with local women and girls to provide social care and support, foster confidence and promote agency, improve female health and wellness, and empower young women to challenge traditional gender disparities.

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Program overview

As a participant in this program, you’ll work directly with women and girls from communities along the Gulf of Guinea coastline. GVI’s projects in Ghana focus on combining social and educational support to school girls, with more specialised support in healthcare, confidence-building and gender equality theory.

You’ll assist in delivering practical workshops, classroom talks and events on topics such as menstrual health, mental health and building healthy relationships, as well as discussing women’s rights, and mentoring students on a one-on-one basis. This will empower them to make self-determined choices, improve the quality of their health, and increase their contribution to the social development of Ghana. All of these activities will help GVI to deliver on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) including Goal 1: No Poverty, Goal 5: Gender Equality and Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities.

In your free time, why not visit Kokrobite beach which is considered to be one of the best beaches in the region. Many find the pace of life here relaxingly slow, and the shady palm trees along the shoreline mean it’s a calm beach to visit at any time of the day.

When you’re ready to do your souvenir shopping, visit the local markets where you’ll find all forms of Ghanaian handicrafts from woven baskets to clay pots and handmade jewellery. This is also the best place to shop for locally dyed and woven textiles. Local tailors can transform boldly-coloured fabrics into custom made clothing for you, so you can take a little piece of Ghanaian colour home with you.

Highlights

  • Contribute towards sustainable women’s and girl’s empowerment initiatives in Ghana.
  • Help young women to safely navigate complex and important gender issues.
  • Meet participants from across the world and develop your cross-cultural skills.
  • Learn about Ghanaian culture and visit historically significant sites.
  • Earn a professional reference from your program manager (if you successfully complete this program).
  • Gain access to our online community development course, and have the option of earning a certificate endorsed by the University of Richmond.

Program details

Program type
Volunteering
Location
GVI Africa, Ghana, Accra
Focus
Women’s Empowerment
Teaching

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Exclusive offer. Book before the end of the month and receive up to 0 off this program.

COVID-19 flexibility. If COVID-19 prevents you from travelling, change your location and dates free of charge.

Payment plans. Flexible payment plans allow you to pay in instalments.