GHANA’S FORMER First Lady, Lordina Mahama, is calling for women to be empowered to put in their best to impact society.
As the world celebrated International Women’s Day on Thursday, March 08, 2018, Mrs Mahama stressed that the efforts and achievements of women and girls must also be celebrated to spur others on.
This year’s international women’s celebration was focused on gender equality for women, which is also captured by the Sustainable Development Goals Goal 5: “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.”
It was on the theme: ‘Time Is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives.’
Mrs Mahama tasked women to encourage each other to “also impact their homes, their communities and countries, and through that I believe we will move the #PressforProgress agenda forward.”
“On the occasion of this year’s International Women’s Day, let us continue to encourage each other as women to make the desired impact and push for the male society’s support for gender parity.
“I support the campaign to #PressforProgress as it highlights, most appropriately, the urgent need for us to curb the remaining disparities in the quest for gender equality.
“Let’s celebrate the efforts and achievements of our fellow women, let’s empower our women and girls, let’s use them as examples to encourage other women to also impact their homes, their communities and countries, and through that I believe we will move the #PressforProgress agenda forward,” she noted.