UEW female students to push for gender parity on Women's Day

UEW female students to push for gender parity on Women's Day
Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com |
Date: 07-03-2018 Time: 03:03:11:pm
University of Education, Winneba (UEW)

The Gender Directorate of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) is organising a three-day programme for its female students to mark the International Women's Day.

The event themed "Igniting the power of the 21st-century Ghanaian woman towards nation-building" will be used to educate the students about the progress made by women.

The International Women's Day was first celebrated in 1910 in New York, a year after garment workers in the US went on strike over poor working conditions.

The United Nations has explained the Day is marked to recognize the achievement of women regardless of nationality, ethnicity, cultural, economic or political background or affiliation.

The global theme for this year is "Press for Progress." 

It is aimed at expediting steps toward gender parity after the wave of women protests across the world starting with the #Metoo and #TimesUp in the US.

The two movements created an opportunity for Hollywood actresses to voice out how their male bosses made sexual advances toward them.

To coordinate the gains made on the women front, the Gender Directorate of UEW is partnering with the Graduate Students Association of Ghana (GRASAG) Women's Commissioner and the UEW-chapter of the National Union Ghana Students to organise the three-day summit.

The event will be attended by students, lecturers and women in the Winneba township.

The program begins on Thursday, March 8, 2018, the day slated for the Women's day and ends on Saturday 10 March.

The activities include a talk on the theme led by Dr Andy Brinkorang, the Dean of the Faculty of Languages at UEW, a motivational speech from Baaba, the 2017 representative of Central Region on the Ghana's Most Beautiful, girl talk, health education on cervical and breast cancer and autoimmune diseases by doctors from Korle Bu, health screenings, sports gala and lots more.

The event promises to be fun and educative for all (both women and men). 

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