A monitoring report by the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), measuring levels of
involvement and participation by women in public discourse on radio, shows a 10% reduction since December 2013.
Compiled for June 2014, the report shows that of the 2,172 people who
appeared on radio programmes, 1,813 (83%) were men; while just 359 (17%) were
In all, 24 radio stations were monitored for the project. Radio Gurune in Bolgatanga and Fawe
FM in Nsawam for instance were shown to have the least number of female appearances for their
The report also showed that political party representatives of the National Democratic Congress
(NDC), recorded relatively higher appearances than other political parties.
The project formed part of activities under the West Africa Human Rights and Democratisation
Programme by the Media Foundation for West Africa and its partner, Foundation for Security
Development in Africa (FSDA).
The authors hoped to influence gender policies and practices among media organisations and political parties in Ghana.