Nana Akosua Hanson

A writer, an actress, and an activist, Nana Akosua Hanson was recently selected as an Obama Foundation leader in recognition of her feminist activism in Ghana. She has worked for seven years in radio and TV and curates a personal blog at She has published articles such as ‘Ebola and the Africa-hating Single Story’, […]

Hawa Yakubu’s Legacy lives on: A conversation with Linda

In 2010, as a part of its efforts to immortalise the works and achievements of African Women whose legacies of community development were not always documented,   AWDF instituted a fund in memory of Hawa Yakubu, a Ghanaian politician, a Member of Parliament in the Fourth Republic of Ghana and also a Minister for Tourism. […]

Putting Women In the Driver’s seat of their own lives: Meet NEWIG’s female drivers

Network of Women in Growth (NEWIG) was formed with the goal of improving the conditions of the less privileged in society, especially women. It does this through economic empowerment, by creating access to vocational training and providing them with a network that could act as political leverage within society. This helps them develop common political […]