Gender Minister Receives 2015 DUSUSU Award of Education


Mar 2015

Government will continue to ensure gender equality, promote the welfare of children, and empower the vulnerable to create a harmonious society in which the survival and development of the sexes are guaranteed.

The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Nana Oye Lithur, made the point when she received the 2015 Dream up, Speak. Stand up (DUSUS) award on African Education or Excellence, for her contribution towards gender equality and the education of the girl-child in Ghana.

The DUSUSU, a project by a 12 year old girl-child education activist, Miss Zuriel Oduwole, seeks to champion the education of the girl-child in Africa and rebrand the image of Africa.

 The awards recognize individuals who have shown a strong support for the education of children in Africa.

Receiving the award yesterday in Accra, Nana Oye Lithur said, “I dedicate it to the single mother who struggles in the scorching sun on daily basis for her daily bread yet, she is using that meager income to send her child to school.”

Miss Oduwole said Mrs Lithur was selected because of her advocacy role in gender equality, adding that she had also distinguished herself as human rights lawyer.

Source: ISD (Karimatu Anas)