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 and close engagement with the local Traditional Authority women are now able to own a piece of land but also to have it registered in her name. The NGO Grassroots Sister Foundation has been working in several communities in the Northern Region helping women gain access to land ownership.
Shot in Ghana, this film is part of a series of 11 stories of change in good governance through the Mwananchi Project . This ODI project, funded by DFID, works to strengthen citizen engagement with governments across six African countries (Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zambia).
The project is managed in Ghana by PDA Ghana, www.pdaghana.com
Filmed and directed by Dominique Chadwick