Changing Narratives of Sexuality

Show simple item record Anyidoho, N.A Manuh, T 2016-08-31T10:14:04Z 2017-10-14T14:46:33Z 2016-08-31T10:14:04Z 2017-10-14T14:46:33Z 2008-01
dc.identifier.citation Taking the Lead?: A Study of Discourses and Practices on Women’s Empowerment by Ghana’s Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs (MOWAC) Takyiwaa Manuh and Nana Akua Anyidoho Pathways of Women’s Empowerment: Changing Narratives of Sexuality en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper is derived from our larger project on policy discourses and practices on women's empowerment in Ghana by leading institutions and actors in the state, civil society and the donor community. The overall aim of the study is to understand and ultimately influence the conceptions of women's empowerment in Ghana, and the strategies and actions flowing from these. In this paper, we focus on the Ministry of Children and Women's Affairs (MOWAC), the designated central government agency for 'mainstreaming gender' into national development plans. Operationally, MOWAC sees itself as the coordinator and guide for other ministries and government agencies on gender issues and concerns. Textual analysis of MOWAC policy documents and in-depth interviews with differently located actors within the ministry allow us insights into interpretations of formal written policy and tacit working knowledges within the institution. In this investigation, we look for the explicit and implicit understandings of empowerment and dis empowerment that inform official policy and everyday practice within MOWAC and collaborating government agencies. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Pathways of Women’s Empowerment en_US
dc.subject Narratives en_US
dc.subject Sexuality en_US
dc.title Changing Narratives of Sexuality en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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