Prior to the roll out of the Project for the Enhancement of Livelihoods in Northern Brong Ahafo (PENLILOBA), gender inequalities were so entrenched in this area of Ghana that mere discussion of gender issues in public by women was considered taboo.
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As Heifer's Vice President of Africa Programs considered the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day, “Inspiring Change,” it occurred to her that some of the most important lessons she have learned about being a woman leader came from the unlikeliest of places.
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