Ruby Akua Bour-Donkor
Stop the violence campaigner, activist, trainer, leadership facilitator, advocate against period poverty
Ruby Akua Bour-Donkor is a youth advocate with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), based in Ghana.
“Through programmes like Free Being Me, Action on Body Confidence and our Stop the Violence campaign, young girls are understanding and embracing their worth as women. I want to motivate all girls to fight for gender equality, raising a generation of women poised to be leaders on all fronts”
Ruby is a law student and passionate campaigner for Menstrual Hygiene Management and Ending Gender-Based Violence in Ghana. She is the author of a detailed study into Gender Inequality and its Challenges, which highlights the areas of gender equality, the challenges faced by the feminine minority and proffer solutions for bridging the equality gap in Ghana.
Leading the campaign to remove tax on menstrual hygiene products in Ghana, Ruby drafted the petition to the President and Parliament of Ghana, which has reached the committee on Gender and Social Welfare and the Chief of Staff to the President.
She is an active spokesperson and continues to lead rallies on the topic to raise national awareness.
In light of the recent rise in cases of violence against women in Ghana, Ruby has been at the forefront of the Ghana Girl Guides Association national “Stop the Violence” campaign, calling on government institutions, individuals, NGOs and the general public to take action for the elimination of violence against girls and women.
Ask Ruby about:
Gender inequality and solutions for bridging the gap in Ghana
National campaign to remove tax on feminine hygiene products
National campaign to end violence against women