Joint Statement delivered at HRC53 during the Agenda item 6: UPR Recommendations of Ghana
This statement was delivered by Defence for Children International (DCI Geneva) on behalf of Defence for Children International-Ghana (DCI-Ghana), Plan International-Ghana, Women Aspire Network, Erudite Women Empowerment Foundation (EWEF) and Community Aid for Rural Development (CARD).
This statement presented our position on the Government of Ghana’s views on the conclusions and/or recommendations of the Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).
We acknowledged the Government of Ghana’s adoption of 298 conclusions and/or recommendations proffered in the plenary session of the UPR working group, covering all areas of concern for the UPR process including protection of girls and women, right of the child, right to education, right to health and access to justice.
We are particularly pleased that the Government adopted all the recommendations in the four advocacy areas that we focused on during the UPR process: Girls’ participation, Violence against Girls and (Young) Women, Right to Association and Peaceful Assembly and Girls and (Young) Women in Governance and Decision Making.
We will continue to urge the Government of Ghana to seriously consider all the adopted
recommendations to ensure that girls and women fully enjoy their rights and are well represented in leadership and decision-making processes.
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