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Ghana to address prevention of violence against women

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Gender Minister Nana Oye Lithur

Gender Minister Nana Oye Lithur

A high-power Ghanaian delegation is expected in New York today to participate in the Commission on the Status of Women or CSW.

Ghana is expected to brief the 57th session of the commission on progress the West African nation has made in preventing violence against women.

A 40-member delegation headed by the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Nana Oye Lithur, is comprised of delegates from the parliament, civil society organizations, and non-governmental organizations.

Minister Nana Oye Lithur will outline efforts and interventions the Ghanaian government has made in protecting women, while the delegation, civil society organizations attending the conference will speak on priority themes.

The section scheduled for March 4th through the 15th will speak on the theme, “Elimination and prevention of all forms of Violence against Women and Girls.” (GNA)

In addition to the priority theme, the session will review progress made on “The equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men, including care-giving in the context of HIV/AIDS.” (GNA)

The CSW is a functional Commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women.

Courtesy: Government of Ghana website

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