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The Group Chief Executive of Media General, Beatrice Agyemang Abbey has on the occasion of International Women’s Day, expressed confidence in the attainment of global gender parity in the shortest possible time.
“I wish to take this opportunity to salute all women around the world and to my African sisters in particular, I wish them the very best in all their endeavours. Without a doubt and as African women, we face grave challenges coupled with traditional practices. This has in no way deterred us from going for our dreams,” she stated.
The Group CEO further called on all women to embrace the concept of active participation at all levels of decision-making and the incorporation of women’s perspective.
“Let us not get confortable and complacent with the successes we have achieved over the years, rather, we need to strive to make a meaningful contribution in our various societies,” she added.
As part of activities marking the day which falls on March 8 every year, Media General will dedicate its platforms to celebrate Ghanaian women through its programming.
There will be interviews with women making impact in society as well as stories to project uniquely amazing stories of Ghanaian female entrepreneurs.
This year’s theme for International Women’s Day 2020 is “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”. It is aligned with the UN Women’s new multigenerational campaign, Generation Equality, which marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
Adopted in 1995 at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, the Beijing Platform for Action is recognized as the most progressive roadmap for the empowerment of women and girls across the world.
Media General owns and operators some of the industry’s largest and most diversified businesses spanning television, radio, digital media and productions.
Brands owned by the group include TV3, Onua TV, 3FM, Onua FM, Connect FM in Tarkoradi, Akoma FM in Kumasi, and www.3news.com. Adesa Production Limited is responsible for audio visual production for Media General and external clients. The corporate social investment is championed by 3Foundation.