[ 2012-04-26 ]
MOWAC awards women entrepreneurs
The Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs
(MOWAC) has awarded 25 African women entrepreneurs
and leaders at a special ceremony in Accra for
their role in the fight against domestic violence.
The award is in recognition of the leadership
qualities and contributions made by the women
towards improving the lives of other women using
their fields of specialisation.
Award winners included Ghanaian lawyer Penelope
Mawuenyegah, Vice Chairperson of the National
Council of Namibia, Margaret Mensah-Williams,
Nigerian human rights campaigner, Jenny Okafor,
social entrepreneur, Dr. Miriam Kachikwu and
African-American inventor Dr. Sandra Johnson.
Available statistics indicate one out of three
women in Ghana suffer abuse from their partners
while up to 35 domestic violence cases are
Organisers used the occasion to raise funds for
the Domestic Violence Fund in support of
activities of MOWAC.
The ceremony also featured an eco-friendly fashion
show by designers from Ghana, Namibia, Nigeria and
students of the Accra Polytechnic and Yaba College
of Technology in Nigeria in aid of the Fund.
The Executive Director of the Ark Foundation,
Angela Dwamena Aboagye, said money from the fund
will be used to rescue, rehabilitate and provide
shelter for victims of abuse.
Source - Joy News Television
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