NETRIGHT to host 2022 National Feminist Forum


By: Rebekah Awuah |

The Network for Women’s Rights in Ghana (NETRIGHT) is all set to host its 2022 National Feminist Forum (NFF) on the theme, Enhancing Activism In The Women’s Movement: Mobilizing For Inclusion and Diversity. The two-day event is scheduled to take place on October 26 and 27, 2022 in Accra.

The National Feminist Forum which is being supported by Plan International Ghana with funding from Global Affairs Canada under the Women’s Voice and Leadership (WVL) Project will provide an opportunity for participants to reflect on feminism and gender equality work. It will also discuss topical and emerging issues affecting feminists across different spaces and to build solidarity and strengthen momentum to push for a common feminist agenda.

According to the Programme Manager of NETRIGHT Patricia Blankson Akakpo, “In the struggle for women’s rights and gender equality, the demands of our time make it obligatory for us to continuously examine and interrogate processes that perpetuate existing structural inequalities that work to exclude women, girls and vulnerable groups from fully enjoying their fundamental human rights.”

“NETRIGHT in its quest to contribute to strengthening the women’s movement in Ghana provides space for feminist discourse through the hosting of the National Feminist Forum which brings together feminists with diverse background and interest to interrogate policies, discuss challenges facing the movement and agree on strategies to enhance women’s rights and gender equality work,” she added.

Ms. Akakpo also noted that besides the in-person participation, NETRIGHT will leverage technology to enable feminists that are unable to attend in-person to join virtually.

The NFF will adopt a participatory approach including interactive presentations, breakout sessions as well as panel and plenary discussions where participants get to reflect on women’s mobilising over the years, interrogate policies and their implications for women’s empowerment and gender equality, assess the policy space and gender equality work and Ghana’s performance with regard to addressing systemic and structural barriers inhibiting the advancement of women, girls, and other vulnerable groups.

Key expected outcomes at the end of the two-day National Feminist Forum (NFF) will be a clear and well-defined strategy to strengthen women’s mobilising and networking to push for gendered transformative changes, and an inclusive action plan for diversity and intergenerational collaboration in the promotion of women’s rights through a feminist agenda.


Network for Women’s Rights in Ghana (NETRIGHT) is a network of civil society organisations and individuals working together to bring a gender perspective into national processes and advocate for policy change to strengthen women’s human rights. NETRIGHT aims to create spaces for debate, discussion, and clearer articulation of different positions within the Ghana women’s movement on women’s rights issues, as well as other national issues.

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