African Women's Day Keep raising the bar - First Lady tells women in Ghana

Rebecca Akufo-Addo's message comes as Ghana joins the rest of the continent to celebrate “African Women’s Day” which falls on July 31 every year.

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The First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo has enjoined women in Ghana to keep up the good work in spite of challenges that may befall them.

Her message comes as Ghana joins the rest of the continent to celebrate “African Women’s Day” which falls on July 31 every year.

The Day, adopted by the AU in 1962, celebrates African women’s accomplishments at all levels of development.

It also serves as a reminder of the structures of inequality that African women continue to face daily.

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In Ghana, the government has over the years made efforts to promote gender equality and fight against all forms of violence against women.

Nevertheless, the First Lady believes that women can achieve more if they work together.

“On this day, I encourage you to keep up the good work where ever you may be. You might be unnoticed for now but your effort long term will not be discounted. Keep raising the bar higher, keep learning ,growing and do give back when you can. Most importantly, let us learn to support other women,” Mrs Akufo-Addo wrote on her Instagram page.

Below is the full statement:

Today is African Women's Day. I believe it is a day for us to reflect on the many successes and achievements of the African Woman. It gives me much pleasure to know that our achievements are immeasurable.

Through all spheres of life we are contributing our quota and not relegating ourselves to the background.

We are assuming leadership roles and making a lot of impact wherever we find ourselves.

On this day, I encourage you to keep up the good work where ever you may be. You might be unnoticed for now but your effort long term will not be discounted.

Keep raising the bar higher, keep learning, growing and do give back when you can.

Most importantly, let us learn to support other women. We can achieve so much more when we work together. ✨  Ps.
Tag a phenomenal African Woman. 
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