Our Humanist Action: Ghana partner organization, Songtaba, has been cultivating relationships with the people in Northern Ghana, working toward ensuring girls' rights to education. This is a success story. This father was planning to trade his daughter to be another man's wife in exchange for a wife for his eldest son. Songtaba, with the assistance…

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Trigger warning: This post contains an image and descriptions that may be upsetting to some readers. While they are not graphic, they do talk about death and make references to murder. It is with great sadness that the Humanist Action: Ghana announces its volunteers are no longer living in Bimbila. Last Thursday, a chieftaincy dispute sparked…

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Songtaba's Lamna and Kasiru recently went to Wulensi to discuss women in leadership roles, the rights of young girls, and income opportunities for women in the community as part of Songtaba's sensitization programs. Songtaba is a partner organization of FBB's Humanist Action: Ghana.

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On January 21, 2017, millions of women and men marched across the United States and the world in an inspiring act of solidarity. In the words of the march organizers on their Facebook page, "In the spirit of democracy and in honor of the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we…

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In my opinion, life without formal education is meaningless. Growing up as a child, my immediate guidance counselors were my parents and the various classroom teachers I had for my formal education. My counselors made me understand that there were several means I could adopt to develop socially, mentally, psychologically, and emotionally. I took to…

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I have always imagined a society with equal gender populations engaged in agriculture or maybe more females engaged in agriculture than males. August 17, 2016, was a realization day for my dream. This happened when I visited a farming community called Juasheyili with Bijiba Simon of Songtaba, our partner organization and an internship student with…

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Beekeeping is a current livelihood support project established by Songtaba, a partner organization of FBB's Humanist Action: Ghana, Ghana. Twenty young entrepreneurs have been trained in hive collection and management in the Northern Region of Ghana. These hives not only make honey to sell, but they also support the local crop growth as well.

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When you visit the Kukuo witch camp in the Northern Region of Ghana you will see numerous elderly and vulnerable women dwelling in the camp. They are exposed to several forms of gender discrimination and violation against their human rights and dignity. In my role as a Humanist Action: Ghana (HA: Ghana) volunteer, I am…

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When Conor Robinson first began planning for the launch of the Humanist Action: Ghana, he assumed that he would need to spend at least three to five years on the ground in Ghana to ensure program stability. Thanks in large part to the efforts of our incredible inaugural team and the reliability of Songtaba's staff, that estimate proved to…

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March is Women's History Month and March 8 is International Women's Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievement of women, and a day to serve as a call to action for acceleration toward gender parity. Foundation Beyond Belief believes everyone has a right to live a full and equal life of dignity regardless…

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