Scores of women from all walks of life across Ghana have joined the world to mark this year’s International Women’s Day(IWD) with a dialogue forum aimed at highlighting their plights, bringing it to attention of the public and mounting pressure on duty bearers to respond with proactive measures to help address them.
Dubbed:”Public Dialogue on Ghana’s Gender Balance on 2019 International Women’s Day is a event initiated by the Amnesty International Ghana(AIG) with support of the Human Rights Advocacy Centre(HRAC) and the Faculty of Law-University of Professional Studies(UPSA).
It was held at the Justice Aryeetey Auditorium at the campus of UPSA in Accra on Friday March 8, 2019. International Women’s Day(IWD), is a day set aside to celebrate women across the globe, to highlight on issues of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
Delivering his welcome address, Dean of Faculty of Law at the UPSA, Prof. Kwame Frimpong stressed the need for the celebration of women’s right to be prioritized taking cognizance of the fact that women form the integral part of the society, in the struggle for our advancement in life.
She wondered where lies governments commitment towards women’s empowerment, adding, “we however cannot lose hope. We must continue to strive to bring that balance to not only promote respect for the rights of women but also our national sustainable development agenda”.