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The Network for Women’s Rights in Ghana (NETRIGHT) is a network of civil society organisations and individuals who have a clear interest in working together to bring a gender perspective into national processes and advocate for policy change to strengthen women’s human rights. NETRIGHT aims to campaign for attitudinal and policy changes to achieve women’s equal rights and to draw attention to violations of women’s rights. It also aims to create spaces for debate, discussion and clearer articulation of different positions within the Ghana women’s movement on women’s rights issues, as well as other national issues. To ensure inclusiveness, NETRIGHT provides a national advocacy platform for civil society organisations around national and international processes and educates the public about gender equality and women’s rights issues.

Our Mission


NETRIGHT’s main mission is to promote women’s rights in Ghana through the critical analysis of gender dimensions of national processes and policies and advocate for policy change.

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Our Thematic Areas


NETRIGHT’s operations are guided by feminist principles that explain women’s experience of subordination as historical and context specific and women’s organising to confront their issues as an important strategy for building gender equal societies. All leadership roles are held by women, even though the membership of the network includes men. Mobilising and activism form a core focus of the network. NETRIGHT seeks at all times to multiply its mobilising platforms to expand its reach and enhance its impact. The network’s focus is women, an intentional bias, since it is clear from its work that women’s gender discrimination lies at the core of disadvantage in all global systems. It believes as a network that years of discrimination and oppression of women inhibits Ghana’s effort at national development. The main thematic focus of the network as a result is economic justice for women although it also works in the areas of natural resource management and movement building.

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Movement Building

This thematic area focuses on ways the network organises and mobilises to effect change. To strengthen its own capacity as a network and raise the knowledge base of staff, NETRIGHT is directed by the belief ...

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Economic Justice

NETRIGHT specifically focuses on how women’s livelihoods are affected by economic policies and development interventions such as the GPRS and the Land Tenure Reforms of Ghana. NETRIGHT builds ...

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Natural Resource

As a gender and economic justice advocacy network, NETRIGHT is interested in contributing to civil society engagement on natural resources issues in Ghana from a gender perspective. As a network seeking to promote...



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Why NETRIGHT?



NETRIGHT was founded in 1999 by a group of individuals and organisations interested in promoting women’s rights in all national processes. It was a response to a number of identified gaps in the approach of civil society organisations working in women’s rights issues. Such gaps included the lack of a collective approach to working on national and regional processes; an under emphasis of the political and power relational issues in the gender and development work; the absence of space for debate and discussion to come to a clear understanding of women’s positions on their rights and other national issues; and the inability to respond to critical issues partly due to lack of effective engagement with national institutions on women and policy making. In response to these gaps the orientation of NETRIGHT is clearly one that emphasizes:

  • a strong human rights perspective
  • the political and power relational issues in the gender and development work
  • the importance of advocacy and mobilisation and therefore aims for the broadest possible representation in our membership
  • a secular approach to our work
  • non-partisanship alliance and/or participation

What are NETRIGHT’s Objectives?



The objectives of NETRIGHT are:

  • to build a strong coalition of groups and individuals committed to ensuring women’s rights in Ghana that will provide a base for more effective lobbying, advocating and campaigning on issues
  • to work effectively with and support the work of the national machinery on women’s issues
  • to provide a forum for the sharing of ideas and information on issues, development and approaches to gender equality work and to reduce duplication and fragmentation of efforts on similar concerns
  • to strengthen and support NGO presence and participation in gender equality and women’s rights in Ghana
  • to inject a human rights discourse to women’s equality work in Ghana

How can I join NETRIGHT?




Membership is open to individuals, groups and Ghanaian organisations working independent of the state on women’s rights and gender equality. People working in foreign organisations or in organisations with political party affiliation may join in their individual capacities and not as representatives of their organisations.



CONTACT

C/o Third World Network Africa (TWN-Africa)
P. O. BOX AN 19452, ACCRA-NORTH
Email : info@netrightghana.org / netright@ymail.com
Tel : +233 302 511189 / 500419
Cell : +233 020 0458945
Fax : +233 302 511188

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