Various civil society news in West Africa are captured in this edition of the Situation Report. In Ghana, the campaign to substantially reduce unsafe abortions, particularly among young women in the Brong-Ahafo Region, has intensified. The spearheaded by Global Hands on Natural Environmental Care (GHANECare), a non-profit organization – working to promote women, children and youth rights to basic social services, with support from Mennion Daniel’s Limited – a multilateral funding agency. Unacceptably high percentage of illegal abortions continue to be seen in the country.
The situation report also covers Benin. The NGO Groupe d’action pour le progrès et la paix and the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (Osiwa) have set up a project to ease the overcrowded civilian prisons of Benin and improve the lives of detainees.
These and many more interesting civil society news updates feature in this edition of the civil society situation report.