The Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs (MOWAC) has sent a congratulatory message to the Rector of the Law Institute of Ghana, Ms. Hillary Gbedemah, on her election to the United Nations Committee on Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (UNCEDAW).
Ms. Gbedemah, a lawyer and a popular gender consultant, will serve a four-year term on the committee, beginning next year to 2017.
The congratulatory message was contained in a press statement, signed by the sector minister, Mrs. Juliana Azumah-Mensah.
According to the statement, Ms Gbedemah’s election to serve on an enviable position in the World Body “is no doubt an acknowledgement and recognition of Ghana’s contribution to ensuring gender equality and empowerment of women.”
“The Ministry sends it heartfelt congratulations to Ms. Hillary Gbedemah who has been a key stakeholder in advancing the welfare of women in the country.
“We wish her the best during her tenure on the Committee and look forward to more fruitful Collaboration, it stated.
Elected member states have the responsibility of steering affairs of the committee for four years beginning in January 2013 to 2017 would also monitor the implementation of measures outlined by member states regarding the elimination of discrimination against women.