Women Empowerment WILDAF wants cease-fire on daily political insults

According to the group, WILDAF Ghana is increasingly getting disappointed at the daily insults and statements that are directed at women to discredit their ability to hold very high offices.

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The Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF-Ghana) has urged politicians and their supporters to desist from politics of insults.
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According to WiLDAF, Ghana is increasingly getting disappointed at the daily insults and statements that are directed at women to discredit their ability to hold very high offices.

In a statement, WiLDAF asked politicians to engage in issues that would help transform the lives of the majority of Ghanaians.

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Below is the statement: 

ENOUGH OF THE POLITICS OF INSULTS 
Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF-Ghana), is reiterating its call on Ghanaians to desist from using abusive and misogynistic statements on female politicians and public figures!
We are appalled by a story carried by Citifmonline on Monday 26th September, 2016 with the Headline, “Don’t vote for women just to empower them- NDC Chairman.”

It is unfortunate that men like Bismark Tawiah Boateng and Honourable Baba Jamal are purported to have made such statements in that story. It is important for Honourable Baba Jamal and Bismark Tawiah Boateng to note that women are qualified just as their male counterparts to hold public offices including being Members of Parliament. For the records, there is no piece of legislation in Ghana preventing Hairdressers from being Members of Parliament neither is the ability to cook a criteria for being a Member of Parliament. Enough of the insults, enough of the backward, derogatory comments towards women.

WiLDAF Ghana is increasingly getting disappointed at the daily insults and statements that are directed at women to discredit their ability to hold very high offices.

We are once again appealing to all Ghanaians to be circumspect in their utterances towards females in political and other decision making positions. The politics of insults is one of the main obstacles to women’s effective participation and representation in politics and other decision making positions.

Let us debate on issues and policies and encourage the few women who are contesting with progressive statements and comments.

Thank you.

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