An Archive of Activism: engagement 

The project team have been carrying out in-depth interviews with gender activists in Ghana. Footage from these interviews will ultimately form part of a documentary film. Extracts will be available soon. In the meantime, please find below some recent newspaper articles and blogposts written by members of our project team.

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Esther Ocloo, a Pioneer of Women's Microcredit in Ghana and the World

Esther Ocloo, a Pioneer of Women's Microcredit in Ghana and the World

Description
Jovia Salifu points to the under-recognition of Ghanaian woman pioneer, Esther Ocloo, in the history of micro-credit worldwide.
Date:
20/04/2020
'Stay Home…stay home'

'Stay Home…stay home'

Description
Dr Rose Mensah-Kutin reflects on COVID-19 and the value placed on women's domestic and reproductive labour.
Date:
15/04/2020
International Women's Day: what happening with Affirmative Action in Ghana

International Women's Day: what happening with Affirmative Action in Ghana

Description
Kate Skinner interviews activist-lawyer, Sheila Minkah-Premo, on the past, present and future of the Affirmative Action Bill in Ghana
Date:
06/03/2020
Why Ghana isn't having an important referendum this week

Why Ghana isn't having an important referendum this week

Description
Sometimes what doesn't happen is as important as what does. The Archive of Activism project team explains why.
Date:
16/01/2020
Women's rights as international human rights: Justice Annie Jiagge of Ghana

Women's rights as international human rights: Justice Annie Jiagge of Ghana

Description
Dr Kate Skinner reflects on the extraordinary life of the late Annie Jiagge, and its implications for Ghanaian women's activism for the 'Archive of Activism: gender and public history in postcolonial Ghana' blog.
Date:
23/07/2019
'Vicky is entitled to her views, just as i am to mine': Public discourse on the International Women's Year in Ghana

'Vicky is entitled to her views, just as i am to mine': Public discourse on the International Women's Year in Ghana

Description
A blog post by Jovia Salifu, postdoctoral researcher on the 'Archive of Activism: gender and public history in postcolonial Ghana' project
Date:
24/05/2019
Iraqi and Syrian refugee women in Jordan and gender activism in Ghana

Iraqi and Syrian refugee women in Jordan and gender activism in Ghana

Description
Grants totalling £549,585 awarded by the British Academy (BA) through its Sustainable Development Programme 2018.
Date:
02/10/2018
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