Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Atinka’s Regina Asamoah among US Embassy’s 15 “Champions” Against Gender-Based Violence

The U.S. Embassy has launched a multimedia campaign as part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. 

The 16- Day initiative is a global campaign that draws attention to the problem of violence against women and girls. 

The campaign, which will highlight Ghanaian champions against gender-based violence, as well offer multiple in-person and virtual programs, runs through International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, November, 25 to December 10, International Human Rights Day.

“Violence against women and girls robs them of dignity and opportunity.  The United States stands firmly against all forms of gender-based violence.  All women and girls deserve the right to live free of violence and reach their emotional, educational, and professional potential.  When women achieve their full potential, we all win,” said U.S. Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan.

Her Royal Highness Lady Julia Osei Tutu today launched the campaign as the first champion against gender-based violence on November 25; U.S. Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan will conclude the campaign on December 10, International Human Rights Day.  Other Ghanaian champions will be featured throughout the campaign.

News Editor of Atinka FM/TV, Regina Asamoah is among the 15 Ghanaian Champions leading the Campaign to make a difference.

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The campaign will raise awareness of organizations that work on social issues that can contribute to GBV or are exacerbated by GBV, Share information that empowers Ghanaians to take individual action to end GBV and Raise awareness of how the U.S. Mission supports Ghanaians who are working to reduce GBV.

The 15 Ghanaian Champions will be highlighted daily on the U.S Embassy Ghana’s Instagram profile. Also, the U.S. Mission will be organizing other events that empower communities and leaders to effectively combat gender-based violence.

The American Corner Agbogba will host a panel discussion on “Unite Against Gender Based Violence: Leave No Woman or Girl Behind” on November 30, at 10:00 a.m.

 A virtual panel discussion with industry experts on how the airline industry can aid in combatting the trafficking in persons, December 7, 12:30 p.m. (open to the public with limited space, register here)

A virtual masterclass for journalists and filmmakers on social impact strategies to fight gender-based violence, led by NYC-based communications strategist and American Film Showcase envoy.

Gender equality, fighting gender-based violence, and promoting women’s empowerment has long been a cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy.  In October, the Biden-Harris Administration issued first-ever national gender strategy to advance the full participation of all people – including women and girls – in the United States and around the world.

The Mission’s 16- Day campaign will be united by common hashtags #16days, #16DaysofActivismGh, #EndGBV, and #OrangetheWorld.

Ghana | Atinkaonline.com

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