This edition of the situation report captures a wide variety of civil society news in West Africa. In Ghana for example, the Mental Health Authority is firmly against the campaign to legalize cannabis because of the severe threat to mental health potentially caused by its usage. In Benin, CSOs challenged the president on the low representation of women in his government. The situation report also covers the commemoration of the Day of the African Child in Liberia by the Kids’ Educational Engagement Project (KEEP), a Liberian NGO. On this day, June 16, KEEP brought together several key stakeholders for a debate on the global theme, “Conflict and Crisis in Africa: Protecting all Children’s Rights”. Additionally, the Commission appointed by the recently-elected Beninese President, Patrice Talon, tasked with constitutional reforms, had given his final report.
These and many more interesting civil society news updates feature in this edition of the civil society situation report.