With a population of 30.5 million and 49.1% of that population being female, Ghana has an incredible amount of women power. However, women face injustices and inequalities that oppress and prevent them from achieving their full potential. In sharing these stories, we seek to dispel some of the misconceptions that surround being both African and women, while addressing some of the inequalities that women face here in Ghana.
For the first phase of the project, we are working with four communities in Ashanti Region, Ghana – the Muslim sisters in Aboabo, farmers in Ayeduase, weavers in Bonwire and market women in Ejisu. At the heart of these communities’ stories are four foundational themes – education, employment, tradition and sisterhood. The four themes ultimately reflect the spaces that women in Ghana are creating to break free from systems that have left generations of women voiceless.
We hosted a community exhibition in Kumasi, Ghana to celebrate the first phase of Phenomxnal Womxn.
Join the celebration here.