The Formidable Queen Mothers of Ghana

The Formidable Queen Mothers of Ghana

One of our members, Dominique Chadwick, together with three other colleagues, recently applied for the European Journalism Centre (EJC)’s Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme (IDR) to produce a multimedia project on one of the millennium development goals. Their successful project focused on the role and work of the Queen Mothers of Ghana who have become a model association of traditional leaders – a force for change, culturally, economically and politically.

Nana Amba Eyiaba I, a Queen Mother from Cape Coast, explains that they are named Queen Mothers because ‘as queens [they] are partners to the chiefs, and as mothers [they] are looking after the whole community’.

The project aims to show how the Queen Mothers are changing a traditional institution into a very powerful and relevant tool for development for women’s empowerment with a vision to extend their network over many countries in Africa.
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To explore the project website, click here. Alternatively, you can read an article on the project, here.
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