Feminine Strength Foundation (FSF), a non-governmental organisation in Accra, has called for more stakeholders to get involved in efforts to promote gender equality in Ghana.
FSF is aimed at advocating and promoting the development of girls and women in the society.
In an interview with the media, the Founder and Chief Executive of the Foundation, Mrs Mavis Sey, noted that efforts can be significantly amplified if more stakeholders are educated about the need to support girls’ development.
Such education, she indicated, will go a long way to help them support the agenda. She proposed that efforts should be directed at educating the population about the benefits of girls and women’s development towards the socio-economic development of Ghana.
Mrs Mavis Sey said women empowerment is crucial to the health and social development of families, communities, and the country.
“When women are living safe, fulfilled, and productive lives, they can reach their full potential. They can also help in contributing their skills to the workforce and can raise happier and healthier children,” she noted.
She further underscored the need enhance the education of young girls in various communities. She believes that creating the enabling environment for girls to receive quality education is a human right.
She added that it is also a global development priority, and should be a strategic priority for policymakers in the country.
She said education of girls goes beyond just enrolling them in school, noting that “it should ensure that girls learn and feel safe while in school”.
Thus, she stated that they have the opportunity to complete all levels of education, acquire the knowledge and skills to compete in the labor market.
“The girls should also gain socio-emotional and life skills necessary to navigate and adapt to a changing world. They should be able to make decisions about their own lives and contribute to the growth of their families and the world at large,” she added.
The FSF CEO disclosed that in the coming months, her outfit will be collaborating with a few partners along the coast of Accra to promote the United Nation’s Sustainable Goals (SDGs).
She also gave the assurance to ensure the development and well-being of girls and women through sports and cultural activities. She reiterated that more stakeholders come on board to support efforts to promote gender equality in Ghana.
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