by;brightwebtv/nana asare barimah
“One effective way of developing a nation is to direct resources toward the development of women,” Prof Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang has stated.
In a statement to mark International Women’s Day today, Monday, 8 March 2021, the 2020 running mate to former President John Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) challenged all funders, policymakers, planners and, above all, governments to prioritise the needs of women.
This year’s IWD is being celebrated on the theme: “Choose to challenge.”
Explaining the theme for the year, the IWD website stated that: “We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world. From challenge comes change, so let’s all choose to challenge.”
IWD is celebrated to uphold women’s achievements, recognize challenges, and focus greater attention on women’s rights and gender equality.