The Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy (CEGENSA) was set up by the Council of the University of Ghana in 2005 and launched in March 2006. The Centre was set up to carry out the following functions:

  • Institutionalise gender as a legitimate business of the University;
  • Promote research on gender-related issues;
  • Provide documentation on, and dissemination of, gender-related research;
  • Provide services and facilities to meet some of the unique needs of female staff and students;
  • Promote advocacy and initiate policies on gender in the University;Generate linkages with, and provide extension work on, gender with key stakeholders in government, NGOs, civil society and the donor community.

Our Mission

Our mission is to create an interdisciplinary space that positions CEGENSA as a leader in key areas of university policy making but also in curriculum development and service provision.

We Aim:

  • To incorporate gender equity into the core values and business of the academy.
  • To create a working and learning environment, and culture supportive of social justice for both men and women.
  • To be the place of choice for theoretically stimulating and socially relevant programmes and activities.
  • To serve as a key driver of advocacy on gender equity, in Ghana but also in the West African sub-region and internationally.
  • To serve as a resource base and support centre for countrywide and internationally based gender networks and causes.

Our Vision

CEGENSA's vision is to be a credible and respected institution for promoting relevant and high quality research, teaching and learning on gender.

Our vision is to be a place of choice for accessing innovative and creative programmes and policies which are committed to ensuring that gender equity is enshrined in all aspects of the institutional and intellectual culture of the University and in Ghanaian society.