Welcome to Wednesday the 1st of March and the 60th Day of 2023. March is Ghana/Heritage Month and throughout this Month we are going to look at Interesting Facts about Ghana, It’s Citizens, Opportunities, Tourism, Culture, Heritage and Made in Ghana Products & the Entrepreneurs behind them.
I am happy to be partnering with Dennis Temituro on this campaign to promote Ghana, It’s People & Products.
Today being Wednesday, we are looking at 10 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT GHANAIAN WOMEN.
1. Women make up about 51% of Ghana’s population.
2. Ghanaian women have made significant progress in recent years in terms of political representation. As of 2021, there are 40 women in the 275-member Parliament of Ghana, which is about 14.5% of the total.
3. Women in Ghana have equal rights to education and employment, and they have made significant strides in these areas in recent years.
4. However, gender-based violence and discrimination against women remain significant challenges in Ghana. The government and civil society organizations are working to address these issues through education, advocacy, and policy reform.
5. Ghanaian women are known for their entrepreneurship and play an important role in the country’s informal economy, particularly in the areas of trading and agriculture.
6. Women’s groups and associations are active in Ghana and play an important role in advocating for women’s rights and empowerment.
7. Traditional gender roles and patriarchal attitudes can still limit women’s opportunities in Ghana, particularly in rural areas.
8. Ghanaian women are known for their fashion sense and traditional clothing, including the kente cloth and the brightly colored wax print fabrics.
9. Ghanaian women have made significant contributions to the country’s culture and arts, including in music, dance, and literature.
10. Ghanaian women are also active in sports, particularly in athletics and football, and have represented Ghana in international competitions.
Got some more facts about Ghanaian women, comment below and let’s together celebrate them.
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