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Women in Ghana

Overview of the status of women in Ghana / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The status of women in Ghana and their roles in Ghanaian society has changed over the past few decades.[3] There has been a slow increase in the political participation of Ghanaian women throughout history.[4] Women are given equal rights under the Constitution of Ghana, yet disparities in education, employment, and health for women remain prevalent.[5][6] Additionally, women have much less access to resources than men in Ghana do.[6] Ghanaian women in rural and urban areas face slightly different challenges.[7] Throughout Ghana, female-headed households are increasing.[6]

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Women in Ghana
General Statistics
Maternal mortality (per 100,000)319 (2018)
Women in parliament13.5% (2017)
Women over 25 with secondary education45.7% (2010)
Women in labour force66.9% (2011)
Gender Inequality Index[1]
Value0.529 (2021)
Rank130th out of 191
Global Gender Gap Index[2]
Value0.672 (2022)
Rank108th out of 146

Multiple forms of violence against women still exist in Ghana.[8] In recent years, feminist organizations and women's rights groups have increased.[8][9][4] Efforts to bring about gender equality continue to grow in Ghana. The government of Ghana has signed on to numerous international goals and conventions to enhance women's rights in Ghana.

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