A former first lady and founder of the 31st December Womens’ Movement, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings has admonished women to be active in gender sensitivity by living it.
Nana Konadu disclosed this at the launch of KNUST Women’s Commissioner’s Week while articulating that, “Gender sensitivity is not learnt in a book, you live it, you have to live it”.
The programme gave a platform for women who have shaped the spheres of Ghana’s politics by ensuring gender equality and women empowerment to err their views on the generational imbalance that befalls women.
She enunciated that gender inequality seems to be engraving women and as such from generation to generation there has been a change of mindset dating as far back as 1973 when the UN declared that women should be emancipated socially, culturally, economically and morally.
She referred to the population census indicating that globally women are more than men but disheartening that only 17% of women are at the helm of power. The founder of 31st December Women’s Movement averred that gender balance is needed in order to address specific issues.
In her closing remarks the bold woman noted that, “Leaders will come and leaders will go”, insisting that endowing women should go beyond governmental policies since stakeholders have an active role in shaping the dilapidated condition of women.
By Abena Dugan, Focus FM, KNUST, Kumasi