The Women’s Commissioner of the Student Representative Council of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Miss Sandra Esinam Sosu Dees has launched the first edition of the Women’s Month Campaign on campus.
The campaign, which takes its origin from the International Women’s Day celebrated on March 8th every year, is to recognize and honour women for their achievements and outstanding contribution to the university.
The KNUST SRC Women’s Month Campaign, which is on the theme; ”Generation Equality, Taking up Space”.
Speaking at the media launch of the Women’s Month Campaign, Miss Esinam Sosu-Dees advocated for the inclusion of women in various roles adding that women, when allowed to take up leadership roles would contribute to the growth of other women.
“When we give women the opportunity to take up spaces, not only do they better themselves, they also raise other women,’’ she said.
According to her, a lot of people argue that ”the world is in turmoil because we don’t have a lot of women to take up positions—the higher you go the fewer women you find”.
‘’I’m telling you that as women, not only are you in the university to take your degree courses, but it’s for you to go out there, encourage other girls who will also want to take leadership roles, encourage them to do more and take up space,” she stated.
She noted that the KNUST SRC Women’s Commission is dedicated to empowering women on campus to take up space however and wherever they want through a series of activities and programs the commission intends to set a motion generational change that will build capacities and increase presentations on all front.
The month-long campaign which launched on Saturday, February 29, 2020, will continue on the 7th of March with Aerobics, Health Screening, and Self Care Awareness.
All women students in KNUST will join the rest of the world to mark the 2020 edition of the Worlds Women Day.
On the 14th of March 2020, the Women’s Commission will spearhead the program dubbed Women in Business which is aimed at teaching women to use social media platforms to create businesses.
The campaign will continue on March 20th with a Movie Night.
Other activities to be done are; Menstrual Health on 21st March and “She Leads” on 27th March 2020.