International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

In Search of Gender Justice: An Analysis of the Arguments of Two Ghanaian Feminist Groups
Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, Ph.D; Nana Aba K. Forson

The world is generally perceived as favorable to men and unfavorable to women. Since the Beijing Declaration of 1995, women around the world continue to advocate for the dismantling of the patriarchal structures that inhibit their development.The Network for Women‟s Rights (NETRIGHT) and ABANTU for Development, have been vocal in the fight forwomen‟s rights in Ghana since the post-Beijing era. In 2017, two groups – Pepper Dem Ministries and Sugar Dem Ministries emerged, taking advantage of social media to establish a national presence. Their activities raised the discourse on women‟s rights and generated huge national debate on gender justice. This paper examines the arguments of these two groups on proposed strategies to achieve gender justice. The study argues that though the activities of these groups have helped to raise the awareness of pervasive gender injustice in the Ghanaian society, the proposed strategies adopted by these two groups will not achieve the desired result of ensuring gender justice. Instead, the paper proposes a middle ground strategy, that is neither confrontational nor docile.

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