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                                                                                                                  Volume 3 Number 5, March 8th 2011
Sweeping away old attitudes in rural Ghana
By David Shanks

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"I'm here in Kpandai, a village on the edge of Ghana's northern savannah, to witness something unusual - a social experiment that is challenging the way men and women have been doing things for generations." - David Shanks 


CDF Auction

The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF) has launched its second annual Women's Day online auction.


Bidding begins March 7th and will run until March 14th. 


narwhale sculpture 


View auction items here 


All auction proceeds support CDF. This year's auction is sponsored by Alterna Savings. 

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John Gbande is sweeping his front steps - an act of role reversal unheard of in these parts of rural Ghana. Some might even say John's wife has cast a spell on him.

In honour of International Women's Day (March 8) Dispatch visits one of a hundred families living out gender equality in their daily lives for all to see.

Hear Sweeping away old attitudes in rural Ghana, this month's special CCA documentary podcast. 

(22 minutes)

Ghana play pic Dispatch March 2011


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CCA gratefully acknowledges the generous financial support it receives from the Canadian International Development Agency for its international program.

CIDA is a valued partner in our fight against poverty.