LYDIA AMOAH (University of Ghana)
Lydia Amoah is a graduate student at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon, with a background and research interest in Gender, Cultures and Development. Her PhD research topic is “Queen mothers and conflict resolution among the Akan of Ghana: a study of the Asantehemaa’s court in Kumasi, Ghana”. Her research focuses on the role of the Akan Queen mother (Ohemaa) in conflict prevention, mediation and resolution. By employing an ethnographic study of the Asantehemaa’s court in Kumasi, Ghana, Lydia explores respondents’ notion of justice and how power and other structures influences their ability to seek justice. She also examines the role of the Ohemaa’s court as a space for championing human/women’s rights (especially in domestic matters), and improving upon achieving gender equitable societies. Lydia will use her GSA Grant for data collection.
Anthony Senanu Agbeve is a second-year Master of Philosophy (MPhil) student with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He has a research interest in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) education, sexuality education and young women’s health.
His MPhil thesis examines the extent to which sexual and reproductive health (SRH) education among rural Ghanaian families leads to empowerment of parents and young people in Adaklu of the Volta Region. Using qualitative in-depth interviews and group interviews of purposively sampled households. The study will provide an in-depth understanding of the nature of sexual reproductive health education and will offer a perspective to guide policy planning/design and the implementation of appropriate SRH programmes, in order to shape public opinion on/understanding of sexual and reproductive health education and dispel harmful myths that are currently shaping the discourse of sexual and reproductive health education in Ghana.
Anthony will use the GSA grant to carry out his data collection.