Deputy Finance Minister and the Member of Parliament for Atiwa East Constituency of the Eastern Region, Hon. Abena Osei Asare has urged Ghanaians to refrain from limiting women to the kitchen and other menial jobs which have cut many women off the table of decision making and societal contribution.
According to her, society always limits women based on biased perceptions the society has about women and not what the women themselves can do out of their own will.
“I remember when my father encouraged me to consider accounting while waiting to go to the university after my secondary education. When I went to register, I was told that accounting is difficult and I should rather read marketing. This is an example of limiting women to what the society thinks they can do but not what the women themselves can do out of their strength and capabilities ”. She said,
The Deputy Finance Minister said this in an interview with George Opoku Mensah, Agudey on Opemsuo Radio’s Nkwantananso show on 8th March 2022 in commemoration of International Women’s Day .
She is therefore using the International Women’s Day celebration to campaign for the inclusion of women at every level of decision-making.
“I am therefore appealing to the society to support women in all aspects of decision making. The family should also give them the basic and moral support to help them climb higher”.
March 8th marks the celebration of International Women’s Day across the globe. The theme for this year’s IWD is “Equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, and the flags the campaign “#BreaktheBias”.
This year, the aim is to create an equal world, a world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination, a world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive, and a world where difference is valued and celebrated.