ACCRA, – Ghana has launched its celebration of International Women’s Day, which is observed on March 8, with a call to stakeholders to help give women equal rights for the the development of the country.
Otiko Afisah Djaba, the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP), who made the call here Wednesday, said empowering women would bring about extensive accelerated development.
“It is our birthright, we nurture children, educate them and also help to build homes effectively and so we cannot be left out,” she said.
She called for action by all policy-makers and stakeholders to make practical and real the global theme for this year’s celebration which is “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”.
Referring to the theme, “Economic Empowerment of Rural Women: A Tool for Sustainable Development in a Changing World of Work”, which has been selected to mark the day in Ghana, Afisah Djaba said the day would be used to draw the world’s attention to areas requiring further action and accelerated gender parity.
The theme was chosen to demonstrate the Ministry’s and government’s commitment to help rural women and girls achieve their ambitions and to challenge the negative traditional and socio-cultural practices.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK