GENDER MINISTRY MARKS WORLD WOMEN'S DAY.......


 


Story by Carlos Afanou



The ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has joined the rest of the world to celebrate this year's International women's day under the theme:women in Leadership:Achieving an equal future in a Covid- 19 world. 


As against the historic backdrop, International women's day which is 8the of March has been earmarked by the United Nations to Celebrate the economic, political and Social achievements of women. 


The day is also used to rally support in ensuring the rights and empowerment of women in all areas of national development.


It is also a time that Governments,Civil Society Organisations and other stakeholders declare their commitment and efforts aimed at addressing the issues that are inimical to the progress of the women and their contribution and participation in decision making processes.


As part of the celebration, the ministry of Gender, Children and social Protection plans to increase awareness on women's rights and equality in the midst of the covid 19 pandemic by engaging and sensitizing market women at the Agbogbloshie and Medina markets on 9th and 10th March 2021.


The ministry being the national machinery for the promotion of gender equality and women empowerment seized the opportunity to applaud all women of the land irrespective of their field of work for their immense contribution to national development. 


The ministry through this medium acknowledged all stakeholders that are championing the course of women to achieve gender equality and women empowerment in the country.


The international women's day was first celebrated in Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and Austria in 1911 where more than one million women and men attended rallies to demand the right to vote,hold public office, women's rights to work, to vocational training and to end all forms of discrimination against women.

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