Category Archives: Gender

Crying Shame – Boliyoli

This film shows how a rural community in northern Ghana is dealing with the serious problem of violence against its women and young girls. Scripted and filmed by the Learning Circle Group of women from Ghana as part of a … Continue reading

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WAHALA (Extract)

A group of local women from Tamale in northern Ghana discuss the gender discrimination they face in their daily lives in their communities. Produced by the Learning Circle, a group of 21 women trained in film production by Dominique Chadwick … Continue reading

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The Broken Promise (Extract1)

The traditional practice of fostering young girls to their aunties in northern Ghana was initially meant to strengthen family relationships but it is now a major obstacle to girl’s education. Produced by the Learning Circle, a group of 21 women … Continue reading

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The Broken Promise (Extract2)

The traditional practice of fostering young girls to their aunties in northern Ghana was initially meant to strengthen family relationships but it is now a major obstacle to girl’s education. Produced by the Learning Circle, a group of 21 women … Continue reading

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Mama’s Club Uganda

There is Life after HIV. Mama’s Club, a psychosocial care and support programme has set up women’s groups around central, Western and Norther Uganda. Members and staff share their experiences of living with HIV and their leaderships skills with the … Continue reading

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Betrayed – Namibia

Coerced sterilisation – as Victoria suffered in Namibia – is against her human and legal rights. Her husband becomes abusive when she tells him that she can’t bear any more children. This is based on a true story and was filmed … Continue reading

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“Together” – Support Groups – The Namibia Women’s Health network

“TOGETHER” explores key challenges experienced by women living with HIV in Namibia such as coerced sterilisation, gender based violence and the practice of evicting widows by their family members after the death of a husband from AIDS-related illness. NWHN works … Continue reading

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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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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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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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