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The Silent Torturer: Gender Based Violence against Men

18 April, 2018 / Posted by: Sandra Ndangha

Gender Based Violence (GBV) is a general term used to capture violence that occurs because of normative role expectations associated with each gender, along with unequal power relationships between two genders, within the context of a specific society. (Boom 2008, pg14). Although GBV is...

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The Tapestry of Change - Leaders, Society and Individuals

20 March, 2018 / Posted by: Samuel Owusu-Baafi

What is it that frightens so many Americans about having Donald Trump as their president? The hair? Unlikely. His propensity to tweet the first thing that comes to mind? Maybe. Or perhaps it’s...


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Reforming Drug Control in West Africa through a Model Drug Law

06 December, 2017 / Posted by: Chamrid Kpadonou & Charles Kojo Vandyck

Drug trafficking has become a visible threat to governance and development in West Africa. The region is increasingly becoming a hub in the global drug trade and a transit point for narcotics from...


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Inter-generational Leadership

15 March, 2018 / Posted by: Carl Manlan

Over the past five years, I have had the opportunity to experience the responsibility of a parent and the leadership of my children. With guidance from us, as parents, they develop capabilities...