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Written by Cornelia Amoah   
Tuesday, 03 March 2009 13:40

 MS. GLORIA OFORI-BOADU - MEMBERMs. Gloria Ofori-Boadu is a Barrister and Solicitor by profession and an advocate for the fair treatment and development of women.

Ms. Ofori-Boadu graduated from the University of Ghana in 1987 with BA (Hons.) Law and Political Science. She took her professional Law studies at the Ghana School of Law and graduated in October 1990, and was admitted to the Ghana Bar the same year. From 1995 to 1996, Ms. Ofori-Boadu studied at the Georgetown University Law Centre, Washington DC for her Master of Laws (L.L.M.).

Ms. Ofori-Boadu also possesses a Professional Banking qualification from the Chartered Institute of Bankers, England and Wales and a Diploma from the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at the University of Lund in Sweden.

Between June and December 1996, Ms. Ofori-Boadu was a Congressional Fellow with the 1st District N.C. in the United States of America House of Representatives, Washington D.C. Prior to this date, she worked as a Legal Practitioner (Family Law, Business and Commercial Law) with the Tetteh and Co., Accra and also as a Legal Adviser and Secretary at the National Investment Bank for eleven years (1983 - 1994). She was also a Consultant and Trainer on "Principles of Banking Law" for Ghana Institute of Bankers, "Law Relating to Banking Services" for National Investment bank and ", Business, Company and Partnership Law" for the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

From March 1999 to June 2003, Ms. Ofori-Boadu was the Executive Director of the Ghana branch of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA-GHANA). Through her hard work the public image of FIDA-Ghana as a credible advocacy organisation influencing national policy has been established. In addition, within six months of her tenure as Executive Director, she increased support to FIDA-Ghana via funding from donors, private companies and individuals substantially.  

She is the founder and current President of Women Assistance and Business Association (WABA), a local NGO that was established in June 1996 to provide skills training, micro credit functional education on civic, human rights and legal literacy education, as well as leadership skills to beneficiaries of the Association. 


Ms. Ofori-Boadu has been engaged in various community service activities and is now the elected Assembly-member for the Adenta Frafraha in the Tema Municipal Assembly. She has also served as a Resource Person for various seminars and workshops including "Women Parliamentarians and the Media", "Adolescent Reproductive Health Orientation" and a seminar on "Child Maintenance, Problems and Issues of Teenage Mothers".

In addition, she has served on a number of National Boards and assignments. They include; being a member of the Advisory Committee of the President of Ghana on the May 9th Accra Sports Stadium Disaster, the Revenue Agencies Governing Board of Ghana and the National African Peer Review Mechanism Governing Council.  Besides Plays and Poetry she has written, her recent publications are: "The Rights of the Ghanaian Child", "FIDA Handbook on Domestic Violence", "The Rights of the Ghanaian Woman" and "Election Campaign and Fundraising Strategies". 
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