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YEFL- Ghana engages youth on harmful Gender Equitable Masculinity in Tamale


YEFL Ghana, a youth organization operating in the Northern part of Ghana has engaged some youth in Tamale to discuss harmful Gender Equitable Masculinity (GEM) in society. The discussion was centered on achieving transformed gender equality in various forms in society.

The forum which was attended by chiefs, stakeholders, community leaders and beneficiaries of youth for life 2.0 project observed the need for men to help women in society, and for women to be given equal opportunities in the country.
The Government of Ghana (GOG), made a commitment in the promotion of women’s human rights and empowerment with the ratification of key international instruments, to the Millennium Development Goals and Ghana’s National Development frameworks.

With the introduction of the National Gender Policy, the government seeks to re-emphasize its greater objectives, to continue working tirelessly for the greater development of both men and women. The participants who were mainly men pledged to effect change in their working environment. The chiefs and stakeholders also pledged to ensure women are given equal rights in their communities.

A parent, Iddrisu Inusah Azindoo acknowledged the fact that women, for that matter the girl child deserves better and equal opportunities in the country, and has therefore promised to make a change. ‘’I think women are lacking behind, because society have denied them for quite a long time which is not good for a country that wants to develop in all sectors, therefore they should be allowed to compete with their male counter parts where ever they find themselves’’, he noted.
By: Lilian D. Walter/

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