‘Ayekoo’ to all women

International Women’s Day (IWD), observed yesterday, March 8, honours women from all walks of life for their out­standing contributions to society, including their families, commu­nities, and the country at large.

It is undoubtedly a special day for women since they are honoured for their accomplish­ments in the political, economic, cultural, and ethnic spheres .

Under the theme “Count Her In: Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress,” a number of events were held globally to commem­orate the day with the goal of addressing economic disempow­erment.

A few women in Ghana have been instrumental in the coun­try’s fight for independence. Among them were Rebecca Naa Dedei Aryeetey also known as Naa Dedei Ashikinshan who was a political activist, businesswoman and a feminist and Akua Shor­shoorshor.

Ruth Jiagge was a remark­able national and international champion for women’s rights and the first woman to hold the position of Appeals Court Judge in Ghana.

Women have played import­ant roles in African cultures; Yaa Asantewaa, the warrior queen of Ashanti, is one such example.

Additionally, there are wom­en today who have made sub­stantial contributions to society in a variety of fields, including academia, research, entre­preneurship, farming, politics, business, law, and health.

Notwithstanding these suc­cesses, women continue to face numerous challenges, including sexual assault, human traffick­ing, domestic abuse, and other forms of violence against wom­en and girls, which has led to a wider gender disparity.

ose the gap women must be empowered. This means that investing in women will help to speed development by assisting women-owned enterprises and making sure that financial poli­cies meet women’s needs.

The Spectator exhorts men to always recognise and applaud women’s accomplishments, regardless of how small, and to motivate them to move up the corporate ladder.

Naturally, everyone should take the opportunity to cele­brate the advancements made by women in the direction of equality on International Wom­en’s Day, irrespective of their gender or gender identity.

Women, be confident and modest, but do not let any man use your gender as a weapon against you.

By working together, we can help create a future in which the rights and contributions of women are fully acknowledged and cherished. “Ayekoo” to all women!aa

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