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General News of Thursday, 8 March 2018

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

LIVESTREAMING: EC Chair Charlotte Osei hosts Joy SMS on Int'l Women's Day

Charlotte osei hosts the Joyfm Super Morning Show with GHOne’s Nana Aba Anamoah and Araba Koomson

Chairperson for the Electoral Commission, Charlotte osei, is today hosting Joy FM's flagship program, the Super Morning Show with help from two Broadcast Journalists, Nana Aba Anamoah and Araba Koomson as the world marks International Women's Day today.

The program which is being aired live on Joy, 99.7 FM is being piped to JoyNews, the television wing of the English speaking station which has Mamavi Owusu Aboagye and Roland Walker steering affairs of the morning show on that platform this morning.

International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year. It commemorates the movement for women's rights.

While the first observance of a Women's Day was held on February 28, 1909 in New York, March 8 was suggested by the 1910 International Woman's Conference to become an "International Woman's Day." After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917, March 8 became a national holiday there.

The day was then predominantly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted in 1975 by the United Nations.

Here in Ghana, Gender Minister, Otiko Afisa Djaba, launched the UN-backed International Women’s Day on March 1, 2018, in Accra on the theme '#Women Too - Press to Progress as Game Changers'.


Watch a livestream of Joy FM's special International Women's Day broadcast here


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