- A woman is advocating for equal attention to the rights of men
- According to Yaa Boatemaa, men’s rights are human rights, the voice of men are equally important, so, it is high time that the nation and society came together for the right of men
The Chief Executive Officer of L’homme Advocacy Network has called on Ghanaians to pay attention to the rights of men, as is usually done for women.
Yaa Boatemaa Asafo Adjei believes the rights of men is equally as important as that of women in the country.
Speaking on Accra-based Class FM, she said the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection tends of only focus on issues regarding women and children.
This, she said, often leads to the neglect of men, whose rights are also often curtailed by certain actions meted out to them.
“Men’s rights are human rights, the voice of men are equally important, so, it is high time that the nation and society came together for the right of men,” Ms. Asafo said. “When we’re talking about the Gender ministry, it talks about male, female and kids, but all the time it is centered on women and the kids; this is where the inequality is and this organization is looking out to bring equality in our country.”
The men’s right advocate further noted that just like women, there are men who are being abused in their relationships.
She called for much more concern for the rights of men, who she believes are not being treated well when it comes to their rights.
She urged men to be bold enough to come out and speak about their relationships and marriages, as their lives matter, too.
“Domestic violence, both on men and women, should be addressed equally. It is not that women’s lives are much important than that of the men. When you look around society, a lot of men are being abused. So, I want us to give an ear to the men,” she fumed.
“And I also want to encourage men to be bold enough and come out to speak about what they’re going through in their relationships as well as marriages because their lives are also important,” she added.
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