Established in 1996
CURRENT ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS:
DCI-Ghana objectives are:
DCI–Ghana achieves its objectives through the following activities and projects:
The Girl Power Programme is a regional programme, supported and funded by the Dutch Government, to promote the rights of the girls child and create opportunities for their protection, to have quality education and access to vocational and technical training, socio-economic and political empowerment. It is implemented in 10 countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Ethiopia (FSCE),·Liberia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Zambia (Children in Need Network) and Ghana.
DCI-Ghana participated in the development of Ghana country proposal on the Girl Power Project coordinated by Plan Ghana from 2009 - 2010. This resulted in the inclusion of DCI-Ghana in the project implementation come 2011 – 2015. Participation of DCI-Ghana also raised the spirit of the organisation in fund raising and project development. DCI-GH is working on the protection component of the project by using its experience in socio-legal services to prevent violence against young women. The project sought to deal directly with 1, 000 and indirectly with 3, 000 girls and young women aged one to 24 years.DCI-GH is targeting 20 communities, five governmental organisations, 10 civil society organisations and 20 community-based organisations in the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) and the Obuasi Municipal Assembly of the Ashanti Region.
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Awareness-raising on child rights
- Distributed 400 copies of fact-sheets to promote the awareness-raising on the General Comment No. 10 Children's Rights in Juvenile Justice during press conference, meeting with children and training seminar with government officials and professionals working on juvenile justice in Kumasi. The Fact sheets facilitated the participant’s understanding of the GC10 as well as the education of the general public. For more information about the General comment no. 10 project.
- Distributed about 2000 reproduced flyers and posters on child rights produced by DCI-Ghana during the implementation of Socio-Legal Defence Centre project from 2003 – 2004.
- Sensitised 16 media personnel and other civil society personnel on the GC10 through press conference who in turn sensitised the public by press news and commentaries.
- Created networking among 17 partners of civil society organisations, governmental and non-governmental agencies and coalition through round table discussions on the GC10. This led to a Memorandum of understanding between DCI-Ghana and Centre for Human Rights and Advanced Legal Research (CHRALER) to protect the rights of juveniles in conflict with the law and other abused children.
Through meetings, dialogues, contacts publications, awareness creation, seminars, workshops, press releases and campaigns, the public is sensitised and policies are influenced to be formulated, reformulated and abolished to promote child rights. Consequently, DCI-Ghana has organised the following projects:
DCI-Ghana continued to visit the Juvenile Remand Home in Kumasi to monitor the situation of detained juveniles in the home. During the visits, DCI-Ghana interacted with the personnel of the home to learn about the situations and conditions of the juvenile in-mates. Counselling was provided to both the personnel and the juvenile detainees on how to improve the conditions at the home and appropriate assistance for the in-mates.Due to limited resources, tracing of families of the in-mates were very limited in these years. DCI-Ghana however provided counselling and education to families who came round to visit their delinquent children in the remand home. In all about 12 juveniles benefited from this service.
DCI-Ghana deems that training of members, children, stakeholders, NGOs and youth leaders through workshops, courses, conferences, seminars, and exchange programmes, as a way to enhance their capacities in working on child rights.The following activities are concrete examples:
SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Contact person: Mr. OPPONG George
Address:P.O. Box FN 812 Kumasi, Ghana
Phone: Tel:+ 233 3220 96556
Cell 1: +233 244811446
Cell 2: +233 20 8187127
Updated on May 2012