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27.03.2009 General News

AWLA celebrates members

By GNA

The Ghana Chapter of Africa Women Lawyers Association (AWLA), an organization committed to promoting the interest and rights of women on the continent, on Thursday held its annual reception to celebrate the achievement of three of its distinguished members.

The members are Mrs Betty Mould-Iddrisu, Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Ms Hannah Tetteh, Minister of Trade and Industry and Mrs Sabah Zita Okaikoi, Minister of Information.

Speaking at the reception in Accra, Mrs. Mould-Iddrisu, who is also the co-founder of AWLA, called on women to be bold to come out and report all manner of domestic abuses perpetrated against them.

She said no woman should think that she was alone in domestic abuse cases adding that when they came out to report such abuses, it would encourage others to do same and thereby reduce stigmatization.

Mrs Mould-Iddrisu called for the encouragement of women from the grassroots level to get involved in the national development agenda.

She reiterated her commitment to champion the interest of women in society to ensure that they had access to justice.

Mrs Edna Kumah, Executive Director of AWLA, congratulated the three members adding that their feat showed the work they did to promote the interest of especially vulnerable women and children in society.

She encouraged other members of the association to aspire to greater heights in society

GNA

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