I just researched how the fight for women's rights started (read this which paraphrases what happened in America) I couldn't get any material on how equal rights for women in Ghana started, but over the period of time from what I have noticed governments in Ghana over the years have strived to be seen as working for the rights of women but through all this I wonder who is a Ghanaian Woman? When did our struggle for gender rights start? What have we done? Is the message of gender equality being driven by only literate women? What about the illiterate woman? Where are we now?
I don't know about you but I feel Ghanaian women have played dual roles in society. As a queenmother, she is the embodiment of a king yet she must decide who is king. As a mother, nurturing. So we might choose to dwell on the positives and ignore the negatives. The official theme for this year's IWD is "The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum" and that for the United Nations is "A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women". With these themes all over the place, I will bring us back to the question we should have asked as women in Ghana a long time ago "Who is a Ghanaian Woman?"