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Achieving Gender Equality Within 286 Years- Mr. Emmanuel Appoh Mensah

Gender Equality by the UN

The famous activists for Gender Equality, Mr. Emmanuel Appoh Mensah who also doubles as the CEO of Appomense Hope for Africa has shared his contribution to the agenda of “Gender Equality ” set by the UN.

The Sustainable Development Agenda, adopted by UN Member States in 2015, set a 2030 deadline for the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.

According to Mr Emmanuel, Ensuring gender equality, equity and empowerment is a shared responsibility, however, the 1992 constitution guarantees the rule of law, equality before the law, and protection of the Fundamental Human Rights of all.

“I can not wait for 286 years before Gender Equality is accepted globally. I am calling on all leaders to support the gender equality fight. I call on all female activists to support all women aspiring and supporting political aspirants to occupy public offices. We have to use every means legally to close the gender gap” he said.

*The UN Writes*
Gender equality can’t wait – we must achieve it now for current and future generations

It will take 286 years to close gender gaps in legal protection and remove discriminatory laws against women, 140 years for equal representation in positions of power and at least 40 years to achieve gender parity in national parliaments. These numbers are truly alarming and calls for the world’s urgent action.

The latest report from UN DESA and UN Women, Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The Gender Snapshot 2022, is a wake-up call. It shows that at the current rate of progress, the achievement of all gender equality and women’s empowerment targets may take decades – even centuries – to materialize.

“I cannot accept a world that tells my granddaughters that gender equality must wait for their granddaughters’ granddaughters. We must insist on gender equality, everywhere, now,” tweeted UN Secretary-General António Guterres when the latest numbers were revealed last month.

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