More than 6000 delegates from around the world participated in this year’s Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver, Canada. It was a time of sharing, learning and networking with discussions focused on diverse topics including education, economic and political empowerment, good governance, women and girl empowerment. World leaders, journalists, influencers, advocates, academics, activists, journalists were all present at the conference.
In addition to the panel discussions, competitions were held to award grants to deserving individuals and organisations who were leading on promoting gender equality and reducing gender based violence.
Ghanaian campaigner on sexual reproductive health rights, Edith Asamani, emerged the winner of a 30,000 Euro grant for advocacy to end gender based violence.
The panel which included the African Women’s Development Fund and the Global Fund for Women selected Edith, who works with the African Youth and Adolescents Network (AfriYan), out of 6 contenders.
Edith Asamani says the grant will enable AfriYAN Ghana to push to reduce sexual and gender-based violence. She added that it provides an opportunity for a youth-led network to lead change.