Category Archives: Documentaries

Changing the Dowry System – Ghana

In the Traditional area of Bawku, in the north of Ghana, the dowry system demanded that any young man wanting to marry had to pay 4 cows to the family of the bride. With a higher population and less resources … Continue reading

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Protecting Our Children – Trafficking – Ghana

Nyamebekyere is a farming community in the Western Region of Ghana. The traditional communication system of drumming on a small gong gong to call members of the community to meet in the village hall is now replaced by the Compas … Continue reading

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Land for Women – Ghana

In the Dagbon culture of Northern Ghana, women do not inherit land. This has meant that women have been denied access and ownership of land. Through participatory training with the local women’s groups, forum discussions with members of the community … Continue reading

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Better Governance in the Communities – Ghana

In Ghana, today, there is a growing concern that Assemblymen and women who are elected by members of their communities are not connecting enough with their constituents. In the Akosombo Eastern Region of the country, Assembly members are now being … Continue reading

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For a Better Deal on Natural Resources – Ghana

The Youth of Mpatase in the Western Region of Ghana are determined to improve the facilities in their community where there is no hospital, police station, cemetery or recreational grounds. They are very frustrated by the fact that most of … Continue reading

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Voices of the Children, Radio Tongu 92.1FM – Ghana

Beatrice and Thomas are children from the island of Awadice-Kome on the river Volta in Ghana. They are concerned that their community has been neglected for far too long, no electricity, no toilet facilities and no proper canoes for the … Continue reading

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Transforming Lives – Mental Health Care – Ghana

Social stigma and poor mental health care in northern Ghana means people suffering from mental illness or epilepsy often endure rejection and inhuman living conditions. Through its holistic approach to treatment, caring and capacity building BasicNeeds Ghana is giving them … Continue reading

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Bridging the Gap – Engaging the Youth – Ghana

Bridging the Gap between Past, Present and Future In the community of Kpembe in northern Ghana, the youth have been encouraged and trained to engage with the local Chiefs and Traditional Authority by the NGO Choice Ghana. The aim is … Continue reading

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The Pregnancy Journey…when you are living with HIV – UK

“I would encourage any women to access support. There was nothing more powerful for me then meeting another positive women” The “From Pregnancy to Baby and Beyond” project is run by Positively UK in partnership with clinicians to help women … Continue reading

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Seeking Safety – Stepping Stones in Malawi- Living with HIV

“I used to abuse my wife when she went to the hospital to collect her ARV treatment because she came back late and I didn’t like it. I stopped the abuse after COWLHA members came to my house to counsel … Continue reading

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