Pakorpa Susangho’ (Widow’s Cry) is an exploration of how corruption impacts on widows in the Upper East region of Ghana. This participatory video was devised and shot by ten widows from Kulbia, on the outskirts of Bolgatanga, using cutting-edge production techniques and equipment (including iPads as powerful video cameras). The filmmakers, whose ages range from 29 to 60, lack any formal education yet learned to operate the equipment with confidence and skill during a series of participatory video workshops packed with fun games and exercises.
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Library ResourceVideosDecember, 2016Western Africa, Ghana
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMay, 2016Zimbabwe, Ghana
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsMarch, 2016Africa, Ghana, ZimbabweThis paper, presented at the 2016 World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, explores the intersection between land corruption and women's access and ownership of land. Through analyzing a series of case studies, the paper notes that land access and ownership is increasingly defined byvariables such as power, patronage and politics.
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