Mittwoch, 30. November 2016, 16:15 - 17:45 iCal

Gender and Trade Union participation in Ghana

IE Talks, Lecture Series of the Department of Development Studies

30.11.2016, with Akua Opokua Britwum

Seminarraum der Internationalen Entwicklung, Afrikanisitik
Spitalgasse 2, Hof 5, 1090 Wien


The presentation will focus on efforts by the Ghana Trades Union Congress a major labour federation in Ghana, to address its gender democratic deficit. It will dwell on findings from annual reports and interviews with female union leaders and heads of some union gender organs to assess the impact of gender democracy strategies on women’s union participation and representation. It will outline limits and strengths of union strategies and note avenues provided for women to access trade union leadership positions and the forms of political activism generated as a result.



Akua Opokua Britwum, Associate Professor at the University of Cape Coast


Petra Dannecker, Head of Department, Department of Development Studies


Institut für Internationale Entwicklung


Katherine Agramonte Beltré
Institut für Internationale Entwicklung
01 4277 23917