6 August 2012

Ghana: Ymca Ghana Develops Gender Policy

From the Ghana News Agency on the Government of Ghana website

The Council of the Young Men Christian Association (YMCA) of Ghana has adopted a gender policy to be implemented by the National Executive Committee of the Association.

The policy seeks to empower young people to appreciate gender related issues, become gender sensitive and mainstream gender issues into its planned activities.

The council made the adoption at the 19th Quadrennial Council Meeting in Accra at the weekend. The event was to deliberate on the way forward of the Association and also elect new leaders to serve in various leadership capacities for the years ahead.

Mr Kwabena Nketia Addae, National General Secretary of YMCA, said the policy would also strengthen the role women play in the development of the Association.

He said as part of efforts to impact positively on the lives of the youth, management has planned a five-year intervention program to start from 2012-2016 and that the goal was to introduce and implement contemporary and innovative programmes that address the current and future socio-economic needs of young people.

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