Give equal opportunities to women and girls – CBOs

Community Based Organisations (CBOs) have called for fairness, equity and a level playing field on issues relating to women in all walks of life and every working endeavour across the country and the world at large.

They have however challenged policy makers in the country to act with swift urgency in addressing gender inequality especially for women facing multiple discrimination.

The Executive Director of Janok Foundation, Madam Jane Amerley Oku made the call on behalf of the CBOs during the celebration of this year’s International Women’s Day on the theme “Embrace Equity to promote just and fair society for all. 

The event was jointly organised by the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP), Janok Foundation Plastic Police Project, Assorted Waste Alliance, Abibi Nsroma and the Community Connect Network.

She urged policy makers to put in place a comprehensive framework to address conditions of women, caregivers, social protection, universal health care, vaccine inequalities, violence against women as well as women who have encountered all forms of discrimination.

Bringing to the fore some health challenges women undergo, Madam Oku stated that fees charged by doctors at public health facilities be stopped saying some are domestic violence related and said rape cases must also be treated with the ultimate transparency with no financial burden on women.

According to the CBOs, health authorities must ensure that vaccines needed for children must adequately be supplied to meet the growing demand of childhood ailments across the country.

For his part, the Country Coordinator for Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP)-Ghana, Mr. Benjamin Lartey urged women particularly girls to aspire to greater heights adding women are endowed with enormous potentials and advised them to form peer networks to address their needs.

He again charged women to cultivate the habit of saving and explained that it creates a financial leverage to enable them become financial independent to venture into entrepreneurship for self-growth and development.

Mr. Lartey urged parents to place premium on the girl child and pointed out that women have made giant strides in the World of Works (WoWs).

Source :Ben LARYEA/

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