The UNAIDS, Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Ghana AIDS Commission and STRATCOMM Africa in partnership with the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Ministry of Justice and Attorney General, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, UN Resident Coordinator’s Office, MTN, Golden Movie Awards, and selected Media personalities will on Saturday March 28 embark on a health walk as part oof celebrations to commemorate International Women’s Day (IWD).
The Health Walk will target young women and women in the informal sector, and will provide an opportunity for UNAIDS and partner organisations to empower women with key messages on HIV prevention using the Protect the Goal (PtG) Campaign as well as address other critical issues affecting women.
This walk will commence at 06:30 am from Osu (behind the Osu Police Station), and end at 09:30am in James town (Mantse Agbonaa) where a skit conveying women’s empowerment messages will be performed.
The walk targets over 1000 women in communities who are considered to be in the informal sector and who are likely to be left behind in women’s empowerment events.
The walk will mobilise these women along its route. Young women from the University of Ghana, female Ambassadors of State, female Ministers and Members of Parliament and female UN Agency Heads, including the UN Resident Coordinator will participate in the walk.
Participants will have the opportunity to undergo HIV testing and counselling, access condoms and Information Education and Communication materials on various empowerment issues.
The Guest of Honour will be the UN Resident Coordinator Ms. Christine Evans-Klock who will deliver her keynote address to the gathering at Jamestown.
By: Jonas Nyabor