February 20, 2019
The African Women Lawyers Association (AWLA) successfully undertook legal education on child marriage and sexual violence against girls in school within the Kadjebi District in Ghana. This action was part of the implementation of the “Strengthening Communities Against Child Marriage and Sexual Violence in Schools” project supported by the Canadian High Commission in Ghana under the Canadian Fund for Local Initiative (CFLI) program implemented from November 2018 to February 2019. This education focused on the legal, academic, developmental and other consequences of the child marriage and sexual violence against girls in the district. Several copies education materials on the rights of the girl child were distributed to students, pupils in the various schools.
Lack of legal knowledge about the consequences of child marriage and sexual violence against girls in the district was part of major gaps identified through a baseline study conducted by Cosmos Kwame Akorli on the project.
January 30, 2019
Empowering stakeholders against the persistent threat of child marriage and sexual violence against girls in the Kadjebi District of Ghana.
June 28, 2018
The African Women Lawyers Association (AWLA) of Ghana has launched a mobile-support platform to assist remand suspects in lawful custody with legal aid in resolving cases in court.
The initiative, under AWLA’s ‘Enhancing Justice Delivery through Innovative Participatory Approaches’ project is out doored to promote and increase access to justice delivery for remand prisoners in Ghana.
According to the Chairperson for AWLA, Betty Mould-Iddrisu, the non-profit organization has been propelled to take the action to counter delays owing to long and cumbersome court processes that breeds overcrowding in holding cells.