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The Ghana Developing Communities Associations (GDCA), a local non-governmental organisation, has been sensitizing some communities in the Tamale metropolis about their civic rights and responsibilities to be able to demand their share of government development projects.
Some of the communities include Kalipohini, Kakpagyili, Kanvilli, Vittin, Nyohini, Lamashegu and Choggu.
Madam Mariam Adam Kadiri, Gender Officer of Women and Youth of GDCA, said the women who had benefited from the sensitization programmes through the communities based organizations could now demand their rights from their husbands as well as stand against any form violence from their husbands.
She said communities must be empowered and educated to know what was theirs and to demand it from stakeholders through effective dialogue andlobbying.
She said about 26, 000 women and youths had so far been trained about their rights and they could talk freely about issues affecting them.
Madam Kadiri said some of them had also been given skill training through collaboration with other developmental organizations and NGOs.
Some of the participants took turns to share their success stories about the communities based organizations of the GDCA.