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Gender Training Manual for the Parliament of Ghana

Publisher: Parliamentary Centre, Canada
Publication Date: Jan 2009

"Engendering" parliaments entails raising awareness among all MPs, men and women, of the importance of taking gender into account - understanding how a society’s concept of "man" and "woman" leads to inequalities - in all actions, from policy-making to budget preparation through implementation and evaluation. 

This manual is the Parliamentary Centre's contribution towards supporting parliamentarians to acquire knowledge on gender, and building skills for the effective promotion of gender equality in Ghana. The manual will also be of benefit to individuals who are interested in learning about gender and gender mainstreaming.

The specific objectives of the manual are to:

  • Provide information on gender and gender-related issues;
  • Help Members of Parliament and Parliamentary Staff to recognize and address gender equality issues;
  • Help Members of Parliament and Parliamentary Staff to promote gender equality in their work.

The expected outcome of this manual is to increase sensitization of Members of Parliament (MPs) and Parliamentary Staff on gender. It is also intended to build their capacities to mainstream gender into the core functions of parliament and its structures, in order to promote gender equality in Ghana.