Nana Akua Foriwaa Dwommoh, Nkosuohemaa of SeikwaTanokrom

Nana Akua Foriwaa Dwommoh, Nkosuohemaa of SeikwaTanokrom has said that bias against women is endemic in communities which make empowerment of women challenging.

Speaking on the GTV Breakfast Show and contributing to discussions to mark International Women’s Day, Nana Akua Foriwaa Dwommoh said women in urban areas are more aware of their rights compared to those in rural areas.

She called for the mentorship of young girls especially in rural areas to help them keep up with the fast-paced life, likely to leave them beyond if the disparity gaps are not intentionally worked on.

About International Women’s Day (IWD)
International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.

Marked annually on March 8th, International Women’s Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to:

celebrate women’s achievements
raise awareness about women’s equality
lobby for accelerated gender parity
fundraise for female-focused charities

What’s the International Women’s Day 2022 theme?
The campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2022 is #BreakTheBias. Whether deliberate or unconscious, the bias makes it difficult for women to move ahead. Knowing that bias exists isn’t enough. Action is needed to level the playing field.

What’s the history of International Women’s Day?
International Women’s Day has occurred for well over a century with the first gathering held in 1911. Learn more about the day’s timeline.

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What colors symbolize International Women’s Day?
Purple, green and white are the colors of International Women’s Day. Purple signifies justice and dignity. Green symbolizes hope. White represents purity, albeit a controversial concept. The colors originated from the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) in the UK in 1908.

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