Ghana Girl Guides Association Calls on Minister
February 28, 2018 1:01 pm
The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Hon. Otiko Afisah Djaba has received a familiarization visit from the Ghana Girl Guides Association at her office on Wednesday 28th February, 2018.
The purpose of the visit was a social call for the Association to familiarize themselves with the Honorable Minister and pledge their support in the Ministry of Gender’s efforts to empower rural women and girls. The motive of embarking on such action was for the Ghana Girls Association to align their deeds with the Global theme for the 2018 International Women’s Day; “Time is now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s lives”. A call to draw attention to the rights and activism of rural women.
Attending the United Nation Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) consecutively for the past ten years and counting, the GGGA said they have been able to gather more knowledge and build expertise in dealing with matters related to women and young girls.
Addressing the visitors, Hon. Otiko Afisah commended them for always making women issues their utmost priority and the decision to work with the ministry of gender to empower women and young especially those in rural areas to be change makers.
The Honorable Minister further called on the association to be strong advocate of the HeForShe Campaign in order to mobilize more men and young boys to join the solidarity movement with a firm engagement to protect and promote the rights women and young girls in Ghana. This and many other projects, the Minister wishes to partner with the GGGA for women empowerment in the country.
Ghana Girl Guides Association belongs to the largest and fastest voluntary movement dedicated to girls and young women in the world.
The Association started in Ghana in 1921 by Mrs Elsie Ofuatey-Kodjoe. Their mission and vision is to provide more opportunities for girls and young women to grow and lead. Empower young girls and women to be agents of change in the world and we do this through non-formal education.