Reinstating the Inherent Dignity of Marginalized Communities in Ghana


  • Anabella Afra Boateng Soka University of America, USA



Democracy, Sexual Minorities, Ghana, Soka Education, Social Justice, Gender


When a representative democracy implicitly or explicitly undermines minority rights and prevents marginalized people from actively participating in a democratic process, it facilitates social exclusion. This paper focuses on how Ghana’s democracy, coupled with traditions, aggravate social exclusion. The research discusses the democratization process of Ghana and its role in the marginalization of minorities. Particularly, this paper looks at the class-based marginalization of women on the one hand and the sex-based marginalization of the LGBTQI+ community on the other, in Ghana. Finally, this paper explores how Soka Education, as a way of life, can support these marginalized communities in Ghana.


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Author Biography

Anabella Afra Boateng, Soka University of America, USA

ANABELLA AFRA BOATENG, is a master’s student in the Educational Leadership and Societal Change program at the Soka University of America. Her major research interests lie in the area of Critical Theory in Education, African Feminist Epistemologies, and African immigrants in higher education.  Email:

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Afra Boateng, A. (2020). Reinstating the Inherent Dignity of Marginalized Communities in Ghana. Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, 9(SI), 80–101.



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