Coordinator of the Ink Up Women Of Ghana Campaign, Miss Abena Amoabeah Awuku-Larbi, has blamed childhood socialization of people to be the root cause of stigma against women empowerment and the fight to bridge the gender parity gap.
Ink Up is a community of writers and artists joining hands to sustain their arts and propagate it to the world.
Through creative writing and design, they aim to draw attention and as a result, aid laudable causes in society.
Miss Larbi elaborated that the traditional socialization process where duties and responsibilities are allocated to children at home on a gender basis makes it difficult for individuals to appreciate the concept of women gender parity.
“The reason people do not appreciate women empowerment is that we have internalized certain gender roles and ideas about What men or women should or can do.
We have to change that narrative and break down these inherent barriers so that both men and women are seen as capable and given equal opportunities for growth and success in life.”
She was speaking on Radio Univers women empowerment show; Yaa Asantewaa on a discussion of the Women of Ghana Campaign in the month of March which is marked as the world women’s history month, an initiative they kick started to celebrate the immense contributions of women in Ghana to the world and to promote gender equality.