Ghana hosts 1st International Conference on Gender Equality

Ghana is set to be the home of a landmark worldwide event, the 1st International Conference on Gender Equality on November 24, 2023.

Poised to leave a significant global mark, the conference aims to create a global discourse on gender equality while facilitating a commitment to action in ensuring gender parity in the world.

Born from an increasing global recognition of the importance of gender equality in social and economic progress, this international conference is a first of its kind.

The event, an initiative of I Believe Global Women’s Empowerment Foundation supported by the Ministry of Gender Children and Social Protection, the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) Ghana CSOs Platform on SDGs, the Human Rights Reporters Ghana (HRRG) among other partners will attract stakeholders from all around the world, providing the opportunity for significant international cross-pollination of ideas and the dissemination of best practices.

This exciting event will be the landscape through which discussions, dialogues, and deliberations on pivotal aspects of gender parity will be brought to the fore.

The event which is on the theme: “Building Bridges: Charting the Course for Gender Equality and Achieving SDG 5 in Developing Economies is scheduled to be held at the CEDI Conference room, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana from 10am-5pm on Friday November 24, 2023.

Participants are poised to rethink and redefine gender equality in the context of the 21st century, bearing in mind that the stride towards achieving a gender-equal world goes far beyond legal rights.

To shape the discussion during this conference, key areas of focus will include access to quality education and healthcare, economic empowerment, and violence against women and girls.

Furthermore, the discussions will touch on issues about gender and leadership, institutional mechanisms for gender equality, and gender-based discrimination.

The conference agenda is designed to be insightful and reflective of global trends, focusing on equality battles that have been fought, won, and those that remain a persistent global challenge.

Stakeholders will have the chance to deliberate on key indicators, inequalities, untapped potential, and how best to accelerate progress towards achieving gender parity.

Speakers who will grace the occasion include experts, advocates, policy-makers, activists, community leaders, industry heads, researchers, and educators.

These individuals bring diverse expertise, perspectives, and voices to the international conference, set to make it a vast melting pot of ideas, bold strategies, and actionable solutions towards gender equality.

Moreover, the conference will not just deliberate on the problems, but also offer proactive solutions, strategies and plans that can be implemented by individuals, communities, corporations, nations, and even globally.

Set to take place in Accra, the capital of Ghana, the event sends a strong message about the country’s role and strides in advancing gender equality.

Ghana has made significant steps towards achieving gender parity, and hosting this conference reaffirms its commitment to remain at the forefront of this cause.

The 1st International Conference on Gender Equality in Ghana is a timely response to the urgent need for gender parity across the world, and Ghana is a fitting host, providing a platform for robust discussions, promising collaborations, and strong commitments towards achieving this global target.

Attending this conference serves as a strong commitment for delegates and signals to the world their dedication to identifying, understanding, and eliminating hurdles that stand in the way of both genders being treated equivalently.

The global dream of true gender equality is one we all share, and this conference is not only a step in the right direction but a leap towards making it a reality.

All eyes will indeed be on Accra in November as the world converges in the quest for gender equality.

The 1st International Conference on Gender Equality happening in Ghana is indeed an embodiment of hope for a future where gender prejudice will take a back seat as the world forges ahead as an equitable community.

Its occurrence heralds the dawn of unforgettable milestones in the quest for gender equality.

Source:Joseph Kobla Wemakor

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