The immediate past Director of the Centre for Gender Research, Advocacy and Documentation (CEGRAD), UCC, Prof. Akua Opokuwaa Britwum is calling on governments to prioritize the advocacy for gender balance.
According to her, there are a number of lapses in the Ghanaian society which hinder women from being at par with men. Readily among these, she cited the provision of public services and infrastructure that serve the need of both men and women equally. She added that policy makers need to think equal when taking decisions in order not to deprive a group of access.
Speaking on the topic, “SDG’s and Transformative Change in the Lives of Ghanaian Women”, at an event to mark this year’s International Women’s Day, Prof. Britwum called for efforts to be made to bridge the gap.
On her part, the Director for CERGRAD, Dr. Genevieve Adukpo re-echoed the need for women to be empowered.
This year’s International Women’s Day celebration was on the theme; “Think Equal, Build Smart and Innovate for Change.”.
JOSEPH KOBINA AMUAH/ATL FM NEW