Trades Union Congress salutes Ghanaian women
The Ghana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) on Wednesday urged government to continue supporting the establishment of rural educational infrastructure in each community to make education more accessible to many children especially girls.
“Whilst much progress has been made in promoting gender equality in our society; much remains to be done. With increased commitment from policy makers, women and men working together in our society can reduce gender imbalances, ” it added.
The call was contained in a congratulatory statement issued by Mr Kofi Asamoah, Secretary-General of GTUC to mark International Women’s Day (IWD) on Thursday, March 8.
“As we mark this year’s International Women’s Day, the call is for each of us to involve and inspire as many young girls and young women as we can to enable them to contribute their quota in the socio-economic and political development of our country.”
This year’s celebration is on the theme: “Connecting Girls: Inspiring Futures.”
The statement said Ghana had signed onto many international and regional Agreements and Conventions that sought to promote gender equality.
“In spite of these laws, Ghanaian women still encounter biases and discriminatory practices in employment, marriage, divorce and access to resources, such as land, labour, finance and technology.”
Each year, IWD is celebrated to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. It is a day when women are recognised for their achievements, regardless of their age, ethnicity, culture, economic or political differences.
Since 1911, when the first IWD was marked in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, the day has assumed a new global dimension for women all over the world.