Ghana discussed on All Of It

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Down now bully in northern Ghana yeah about teh T. mod houses here roofed with touch and it was home to over forty alleged witches most of them elderly women there are still many of such comes across this part of the country where alleged witches are held for years in isolation without trial this place used to be a no go area for residents of this village now things have improved on some villagers are starting to build new homes here for the past five years the non governmental organization actually eat in collaboration with Ghana's commission of human rights and administrative justice and I had a part in this have been waiting to close all the camps in northern Ghana but so far they have only managed to close down a tad over them hi Liam when he is the project coordinator for action eight there was strong resistance from the communities and so that's causing a lot of time and resources that they need them to us that the women back to there was a lot of risk to giving them fifty off some of us who engaged in this the coffee pull out with so much pain and full day scheme you ask protecting the rights of some but the deepest Seve to have calls them so much he could also what results in they should have been some of the hit tricks the hot for that base and also would you and so it has security risk how long will it take for for these comes to be closed down it will be very difficult for me to predict because it has to do with commitment form even the state's commitment from civil society organizations change in the mindset that the perceptions about the poor guidance in general because we send these people to come and for a lot of weight it was no do you without reports on how they plan to close down the counts that alleged witches are being put in in Ghana this is news to it from the BBC world service sporting husky racing on the way as well as also a little glimpse of from a fascinating story basically out of the plague times of the Middle Ages and how this to a charity that was set up to deal with the plagues in the twelfth century which is trying to deal with our current plague as well which can be talking about now in terms of Australia and the economic impact of corona virus and what we've seen with the viruses how of course it's revealed quite starkly how economies and societies are organized in this an interesting contrast in Australia prime minister Scott Morrison has pledged hundreds of millions of years of US dollars to kick start the construction industry get the boys back working basically but the free child care that was put in place during the crisis is going to be cut from July and that's going to have an impact on other industries particularly retail and service industries which traditionally a more dominated by female workers but even in balance going on let's talk about this with ray Cooper who is a professor in gender working employment relations at university Sydney so exactly the person to talk to about this a radio on the face of it like kiss it does seem a little bit of sort of money for a masculine industry and less money for a feminine industry is that a fair way of looking at it you think I think Stockley sorry yes and it's especially stock given what we know about the the really important roles that highly feminized jobs have played in their response to carve it I mean I've been watching the coverage in the U. K. for example about the clapping for the NHS yeah there's a similar kind of a meeting a stranger recognizing the important role of women's jobs have tied in the front line but on the other hand women have actually been the most profoundly affected in terms of those who've been made unemployed through the climate crisis and yet this is not being reflected in what the standings on stimulus and response to two because it knows what we want this one right sorry so sorry right what what what this makes me think is you know people have been talking about you know we learn things from the good the the the behavior of governments and so on and responses it has to be said the government I didn't know this but it it offered really quite a big bonus in terms of free childcare so we did something really very progressive but unfortunately it's not pulling that back do you think that there is an argument there's going to be an argument for keeping some of those child care support and social support that the government brought in as an emergency measure there's a very strong argument for supporting women's jobs and supporting families getting back to work to be supporting childcare and you're right there was a really great mates by government to support that child care and actually to provide free childcare to families for about two and a half months and the commitment was to make that commitment last until September but unfortunately it has just been announced at the same time as the spend on mild overnighted jobs in building and construction it's just been announced that that free child care is going to be pulled back in July somewhat earlier than we had expected so some some good work and then having been pulled back out pretty early is really disappointing for those women who work in the sector of the families who rely on the support of childcare I mean that is interesting is that this idea of trying to build back better learn lessons it would seem that you know the lessons aren't may be being that that account lessons actually be afforded because of course this was an emergency model the government will say we it was a very important patch during a big emergency and now we're going back to how the economy works better can Australia actually afford to have that kind of you know it was called the Nordic model but a more well fairy support based economy because that's not how it's set up well I think it's actually the the economic pie off that we actually get for supporting things such as childcare education and health and Human Services he's actually really quite significant beyond suggesting climate that's created this particular sectors I don't think there is anything problematic about governments in these current fairly difficult economic times in spending in trying to stimulate the economy where I have the issue is not so much on the stimulus about the balanced why that that stimulus to replied right okay that's a really interesting point many thanks ray Cooper professor of gender work and employment relations at the university of Sydney you say BBC world service Lawrence and.

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