A two-day capacity-building workshop on feminism and gender has been organized by Friedrich Erbert Stiftung and the Centre for Social Justice.
The workshop was attended by mid-level professionals, gender activists, academics and media practitioners from across the country.
Modules undertaken by participants included gender concepts, gender and power, legislations and policies protecting women in Ghana, sexual and gender-based violence and feminist concepts.
The lead facilitator of the workshop Bashiratu Kamal noted the key role of the media in highlighting and educating the public on gender issues.
She observed that no media house in the country has a gender policy, which inhibits their ability to play a critical role in the mainstreaming of gender issues.
Programmes Coordinator at Friedrich Erbert Stiftung, Michael Abbey, in his opening remarks briefed participants about the work of his organization in Ghana.
He expressed the hope that after the workshop, participants would champion the mainstreaming of gender issues in their various organizations.
Council Chair of the Centre for Social Justice Dr. Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey, reflected on the importance of such initiatives in bringing gender issues to the top of the national agenda.
He looked forward to further collaborations with Friedrich Erbert Stiftung.
At the end of the workshop, participants identified various actions for implementation in their respective organizations. FES and the CSJ, plan to monitor the group for the purposes of assessing the implementation status of the action items.