Advocacy & Outreach


The outreach activities of CEGRAD include the following:

  • Facilitate the development of curricula on Gender studies and provide a gender perspective on existing ones,
  • Organise gender capacity building and awareness for all UCC staff and students,
  • Carry out advocacy programmes to support the implementation of gender mainstreaming at UCC,
  • Develop networks and linkages within and across campuses, with other centres, organizations and   network of women and gender studies in Ghana and Africa and outside Africa,
  • Provide technical services and training programmes to employers, service providers, women groups, students and other people interested in gender issues,
  • Engage in any activity that will promote gender awareness and mainstreaming in the university and the society.

Outreach Activities Undertaken by the Centre

  1. Adolescent health development and sexuality training workshop for University Practice Senior High School (June, 2018)
  2. Gender sensitive ethical practice in healthcare delivery (2017) 
  3. Capacity building workshop for female administrators (2016) 

    Writers Workshop for Female Senior Members, Academic (2016)

  4. Writers workshop for CEGRAD text book module writers (2015 & 2016)
  5.  Gender Audit of the university of Cape Coast students and staff (2013 to date)
  6. Roundtable Discussion of Gender Institutions in Public Universities (2015)
  7. Curriculum on Leadership and Governance for Women in Ghana for School of Business (2015)
  8. Engendering Curriculum for Academic departments in the University of Cape Coast
    • School of Business Curriculum (August, 2014)
    • Water and Sanitation Unit (February, 2016)Outreach collaborations
  9. Gender Sensitive Ethical Practice in Healthcare Delivery (June and September, 2017) with the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Cape Coast
  10. Sexual Harassment Training (2013) with the Guidance and Counselling Centre, University of Cape Coast


  1. The advocacy activities of CEGRAD include the following:
  2. Promote women’s rights and gender equality in student enrolment, staff appointment, promotion and retention,
  3. Act as a focal point for receiving and addressing complaints that border on gender discrimination and women’s rights abuses,
  4. Foster collaboration between members of UCC and institutions and organizations working on gender equality,
  5. Make sexual harassment unattractive on UCC campus.

Advocacy Activities Undertaken by the Centre (2013 to 2017)

  1. Research dissemination on 'Child Prostitution in a Ghanaian Metropolis' (April, 2016)-
  2. International Women’s Day (2014 to date) 
  3. Sexual Harassment Trainings (2014 to date)

    Relationship Tidbits (2017  to date)

  4. Student support- CEGRAD supports student groups on UCC Campus on developing themes and programme outline, assisting with budget, providing resource persons for their seminars and conferences. The following groups have been supported: 
    • Graduate Students Association of Ghana (GRASAG) UCC Chapter
    • National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS)
    • Distance Education Students Association of Ghana (DESAG)Collaborations
  5. Sexual Harassment Training (2015) with Cape Coast Polytechnic and the Guidance and Counselling Centre, University of Cape Coast