United Nations in Ghana Begins 'No Manel' Campaign
26 September 2021
In response to the continued routine absence of women at relevant national deliberative meetings and in a raft of processes where women’s voices matter, the United Nation System in Ghana, under the leadership of the Resident Coordinator and supported by the United Nations Gender Team (UNGT), is boldly stepping up to initiate a ‘No manel’ Campaign as they jointly say NO to All-Male Panels.
All male panels (MANELS) in strategic conversations, public events, in selection, procurement and other decision-making processes across our operations needs to stop. We are therefore instituting the ‘No Manel’ campaign. The #NoManel campaign supports women’s representation as part of a move to ensure women representation in conferences, meetings, and decision-making processes in the UN in Ghana.
On September 8, 2021, as part of the Annual Retreat for United Nations Country Team in Ghana, leaders (heads of Agencies, Programme leaders and Operations Heads) took a ‘No Manel’ pledge to say NO to all forms of male-only panels constituted by the United Nations.