UPR 42 – Pre-Sessions documents

Universal Periodic Review- Ghana

42nd session  – 

Joint submission by Defence for Children International-Ghana (DCI-Ghana), Plan International-Ghana, Women Aspire Network, Gender Centre for Empowering Development (GENCED), Erudite Women Empowerment Foundation (EWEF) and Community Aid for Rural Development (CARD) with the technical support of Defence for Children International (DCI).


This report has been developed by girls and young women in the context of She Leads, a consortium that brings together child rights organisations, feminist/women’s rights organisations, and girl- and young women- (GYW) led groups in a joint effort to increase the sustained influence of girls and young women on decision-making and the transformation of gender norms in formal and informal institutions.


It provides an overview of past and recent developments on the implementation of girls’ and women’s rights in relation to the previous UPR of Ghana (28th session, November 2017), the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC), the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other human rights instruments. The report also presents recommendations for the effective realisation and protection of girls’ and young women’s rights and welfare in Ghana.


The report focuses on the priorities below:

  • Girls’ Participation
  • Violence against Girls and (Young) Women
  • Right to Association and Peaceful Assembly
  • Girls and (Young) Women in Governance and Decision Making

Pre-session information:

  • UPR-Ghana She Leads report | EN