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ADVOCACY GETS RESULTS GHANA’S CHIEF JUSTICE ACKNOWLEDGES YBF’S CALL AND INTRODUCES SIGN LANGUAGE IN ELECTION 2020 PETITION HEARINGS

2020 Election Petition Hearing - Advocacy gets results

Ghana’s Chief Justice acknowledges YBF’s call and introduces Sign Language in Election 2020 Petition HearingsRecognizing the continuous call by the Youth Bridge Foundation on information gaps for the hearing impaired specifically to the 2020 Elections petition hearing, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana, His Lordship Justice Anin-Yeboah has introduced Sign Language Interpretation …

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ACCESS TO JUSTICE IS A HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUE – STATEMENT TO COMMEMORATE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 2019

1. Background The theme for Humans Rights Day 2019 “Youth Standing Up for Human rights,” is encouraging galvanizing and showcasing youth all over the world to stand up for rights and against exclusion, deprivation, racism, hate speech, bullying, discrimination, and climate change, to name a few. The theme for this year’s celebration hinges on the …

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ACTION ALERT! Improve the quality of life for hearing impaired youth – YBF tasks government

ACTION ALERT! Improve the quality of life for hearing impaired youth – YBF tasks government

For Immediate Release 1. The Youth Bridge Foundation (YBF), a youth development organization committed to the promotion of equitable and inclusive society wishes to commend all organizations that endeavor to use sign language as an additional communication tool, on the occasion of the International Day of Sign Languages (IDSL). 2. We wish to issue an …

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Gender Minister Assures Commitment to Ensuring Access to Justice Among the youth and PWDs

As part of its efforts to engage key stakeholders to brief them about its activities and solicit inputs, the leadership of the Youth Bridge Foundation (YBF), met with the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Mrs. Cynthia Morrison on Friday 10th May 2019. The meeting offered a platform for the YBF to brief the …

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Promote access to justice and inclusivity – Prof Gyampo

Professor Ransford Gyampo of the Department of Political Science, University of Ghana, has urged government, Development Partners and other key stakeholders in Ghana’s quest to deepen democracy and development, to put in place more actionable policies to deepen access to justice and inclusivity, particularly among young people and persons with disability. Speaking at a Stakeholders …

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YBF and OSIWA offer braille version of Ghana’s Child and Family Welfare Policy to Akropong School for the Blind

The Youth Bridge Foundation (YBF) and Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) has produced and presented copies of the first ever braille version of Ghana’s Child and Family Welfare Policy (2015) to the Akropong School for the Blind on Tuesday, April 9th 2019. Consistent with the overriding objective of the “Access to Justice for …

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YBF-AYGC synergies on breaking barriers for inclusion of PWDs across the globe

The African Youth and Governance Convergence (AYGC), a flagship program of the Youth Bridge Foundation (YBF), as part of events marking this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) invites African youth across the continent and the African Diaspora youth to reflect on the special needs of their brothers and sisters living with disabilities …

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Youth group calls for the upholding of children’s right on International Children’s Day

As part of the celebration of this year’s International Children’s Day which is celebrated every November 20, the Youth Bridge Foundation, a non-governmental organisation with focus on bridging gaps for positive youth development, wishes to call on the public and stakeholders to protect children as well as educate themselves on the effects of child labour …

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PUZZLED, a TV series for championing human rights among the youth and persons with disabilities in Africa premiered

“PUZZLED”, a Television (TV) series that brings to bare some of the inhumane plights the youth including persons with disabilities in Africa are exposed to premiered in Accra on Friday 26th October, 2018. The 13-episode TV series, which is an initiative of the Youth Bridge Foundation (YBF) and funded by the Open Society Initiative for …

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