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Ghanaian women have since pre-colonial days been playing significant roles in the country’s traditional political system. Yet for a long time the history of Chieftaincy has been written from a male perspective. The National Council of Women Traditional Leaders NCWTL was borne out of women’s advocacy for gender equity in leadership in both the traditional and modern sectors. In 2001 the NCWTL was conceived at a national conference organized at University of Ghana on the theme Chieftaincy, Culture, Governance and Development. The NCWTL has since then emerged as a leading women’s traditional leadership organization involved in policy advocacy, and training and cultural promotion.