'MEN AND BOYS' SENSITIZED FOR POSITIVE CHANGE AT AYIGYA ZONGO .
The developmental planning department of the Oforikrom Municipal Assembly in collaboration with the Exponential Education, Ministry of Gender and the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) organized a gender based program to sensitize both men and boys’ in the society for a positive change.
The presentation was geared towards peaceful co-existence in the society. Males were also educated to do away with activities that will render them or make their lives miserable.
She also educating men and boys to relate well with parents and ladies in the society in order to ensure a peaceful co-existence.
Speaking at the event, Ms. Grace Marfo a representative of the Exponential Education made emphasis on gender stereotyping which has cause a lot of harm in the society.
Gender stereotyping has limited people in many ways in the areas of profession, for example the security Agency is been tagged as the work of the males which has put a limitation on most females.
Interacting with people at the gathering, Ms. Grace Marfo stressed on Masculinity and gender based violence in some societies. She noted that, males are mostly tagged as been violent however, this is not always the case.
She thus appealed to the general public to put a stop to such generalization to help promote a harmonious society.
Mrs. Augustina Gyamfuah, the Regional Director of Gender Children and Social Protection, touched on the lack of self-control in most men resulting in most sexual abuse cases in the society as well as the consequences attached to indulging in such acts.
A situation that has put a lot of men behind bars, she added. She thus called the youth to be in control of their feelings which a natural phenomenon and direct them towards accepting social behaviours.
Parents present at the program were also urged to take good care of their male wards the same way they care for their female wards and also provide them with basic amenities so as to prevent them from indulging in social vices.
In an open forum students engaged facilitators on issues bothering them and sought clarification some sensitive issues like rape, defilement, abuse, molestation among others.
Present at the occasion were, Mr. Michael Brobbey who represented the Oforikrom Municipal Chief Executive, the Chief of Boadi, Nana Awuah Nimfour, the Queenmother of Ayigya, represented by Nana Abayie, the Presiding Member for the Oforikrom, William Kwabena Boteng and assembly members of the electoral area.
Dignitaries on the high table.
Scenes from the programme