Ghana has been recognized as one of the continent’s top performers in the advancement of the economic and social rights of women.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hanna Tetteh, received the African Gender Award for Ghana at the Kigali Summit of the AU.
Sponsored by the UN Economic Commission for Africa and the African Development Bank, the African Gender Scorecard measures the performance of gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Ghana was scored with other countries on social, economic, political and civil rights.
Ghana, under President John Mahama, has been working to uplift the economic rights of women with small loans for market women and traders, increase in LEAP benefits and continues to ensure equitable representation of women in government.
Cabinet recently approved the Affirmative Action Bill which will serve as an additional intervention to advance the frontiers of gender equality and female empowerment, when approved by Parliament.