- Ghanaian journalist, Senyuiedzorm Awusi Adadevoh, has been spotted with a baby strapped to her back during the launch of a report by AWMA in Accra
- The award-winning photographer's maternal gesture has sparked conversations about working mothers in the media and other professions
- AWMA launched a research report on the status of women in the Ghanaian media in Accra on August 26, 2020
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Photography journalist, Senyuiedzorm Awusi Adadevoh, has been spotted with a baby strapped to her back during the launch of a research report in Accra by the Alliance for Women in Media Africa (AWMA).
The award-winning photographer’s maternal gesture at the launch of the report on the status of women in the Ghanaian media has been lauded as a powerful symbolic gesture considering the forum.
In the symbolic photo that is making the rounds on social media, Adadevoh can be seen with a child strapped to her back while going about her usual photography business during the AWMA event which was held on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at the Centre for African Westlands Auditorium at the University of Ghana.
Adadevor’s maternal gesture has erupted conversations around working mothers and how they combine their jobs with raising their children.
The photo, which was reportedly taken by Nuong Faalong, a member of AWMA and a journalist, has also evoked conversations about the lack of deliberate policies in organisations that offer mothers the right to nursing areas or breaks for nursing.
The photo highlights the everyday challenges working mothers, especially new mums, have to cope with even as they work to achieve maximum results as their male colleagues in their respective fields.
Meanwhile, Adadevoh was also pictured carrying a child behind her while taking photographs during a football game. Both photos are helping to shatter stereotypes about mothers who carry and breastfeed their babies at work.
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In another story, YEN.com.gh reported that Ghanaian female auto body repair and spraying technician, Esther Eshun, is breaking barriers and shaping narratives in a male-dominated sphere.
The 35-year-old woman works at Suame Magazine in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. After studying auto body repairs for four years at Kumasi Technical Institute (KTI), she went to Suame Magazine for an internship.
Esther recounts that she had to shrug off many distractions, including advances from men, to build a vibrant business in a male-dominated field.
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