Stakeholders Validate National Gender Policy

The final validation of the new National Gender Policy, (NGP) has been held in Accra. 

 The policy aims at mainstreaming gender concerns into the national development process for improving the social, legal, civic, political, economic and socio-cultural condition of the people of Ghana, particularly women, children, the vulnerable and people with special needs. 

At a workshop was organised by the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection in collaboration with the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), the minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Nana Oye Lithur, noted that the strategy for reducing poverty, social injustice among women and men, improving health standards and enhancing efficiency of public and private sector investments, was to ensure gender equality and women empowerment. 

The minister added that achieving gender equality was a pre requisite for sustainable development.

According to Mrs Lithur, it is expected that the draft NGP and the strategic implementation plan would be discussed and inputs elicited from stakeholders for finalization. “I hope that partnership will be strengthened with stakeholders in addressing gender issues in general and that of the NGP for purposes of implementation", noted the minister.

Source :ISD (Karimatu Anas)