Sexual harassment and advancement have been identified as the main initial challenges associated with women in Ghanaian politics in Ghana.
This phenomenon has deterred ambitious and potential female leaders from entering politics, giving men the majority in decision-making despite the efforts of successive governments to bridge this huge gap.
Communications and Information Minister-designate Ursla Owusu Ekuful, during her vetting in Parliament, stated that the trend will be reversed if these challenges are addressed immediately.
According to her, women constitute the majority in the country, but they have been marginalized from national politics due to social conditions linked to women seeking public positions.
“It is something that we all need to analyze and design and shape for our policies to make it easier for women to participate in politics.
“You end up having to develop very, very thick skin and are labeled arrogant because you speak your mind,” she stated.