Dr. S.K Frimpong, an economist, philanthropist, and former instructor at the University of Professional Studies, has urged Ghanaians to holistically empower boys and groom males to understand the needs of girls and empower more women.
Dr. S.K Frimpong made the announcement during the opening of his NGO, RoyalAid Foundation’s “He Empowering Lot More Shes” (HELMS) Initiative.
The HELMS project aims to empower men and encourage them in standing in solidarity with women in order to build a powerful, visible, and united force for gender equality.
The goal of this initiative, according to Dr. Frimpong, is to holistically empower the boy kid and train males to recognize the needs of the female child in order to empower more women.
The guest speaker at the event, Lariba Zuweira Abudu, Deputy Minister for Gender, Children, and Social Protection, praised Dr.S.K Frimpong for conducting such a commendable effort.
As a result, she urged everyone to join forces in order to mobilize as many men and boys as possible to be champions for gender equality. Nana Appiagyei Dankwawo I (President-General of the West African Nobles Forum), who presided over the event, urged religious and traditional authorities to completely embrace the effort.
Men and boys, he continued, have a crucial role in preventing sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and other forms of social vices that impact women.
Men can choose not to engage in violent behaviour and challenge those who do.