Gender Minister says Ghana is on track to achieving equity

Gender Minister says Ghana is on track to achieving equity

The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Cynthia Morrison, has said the Ghana government is on track to achieve gender equity.

According to her, the government is currently implementing policies and programmes which are aimed at empowering women and girls.

The Minister was speaking at the 63rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, which is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Gender Minister says Ghana is on track to achieving equity
Cynthia Morrison. Source: Facebook/Cynthia Morrison
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The Session was held on March 12, 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Government of Ghana is building and implementing social systems to promote equity and access to the needed infrastructure and services aimed at empowering and promoting the total development of women and girls,” she said.

Mrs Morrison listed some of the legislations to promote equity as the Social Protection Policy, National Gender Policy, School Feeding Policy, Free Compulsory Basic Education, Free Senior High School, Children's Act and the Disability Act.

Others, she said, are the National Health Insurance Act, National Plan of Action on Elimination of Worst Form of Child Labor, National Framework on Early Child Marriage and Strategic Plan to Address Teenage Pregnancy.

She also pointed to the National Youth Employment agency and the GETFUND as policies that give skills and training to the youth and provides infrastructure and scholarships to students, respectively.

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The Gender Minister said these policies are targeted at helping the vulnerable and young people, especially girls and women.

Meanwhile, the 63rd session of the Commission (CSW63) will come to an end on March 22, 2019.

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