World : Empower women to achieve their dreams – Mrs. Rawlings
As Ghana joins the rest of the world to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD), former first lady, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings has appealed to Ghanaians to change their mindsets towards issues concerning women empowerment.
According to her, young women must be empowered to accept their position in society and strive to achieve greater heights.
“This is because when a woman is empowered the whole community and nation as a whole, becomes empowered” she added.
International Women’s Day was originally called International Working Women’s Day and was founded on 28 February 1909 in the United States following a declaration by the Socialist Party of America.
In most regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political and social achievements to global development.
The International Women’s Day is commemorated annually and this year’s celebration is under the theme “The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum”.