Woman Scream 2019-Ghana

On the 3rd March, 2019, we celebrated the Woman Scream International Poetry and Arts Festival 2019 commemorating International Women's Day, on behalf of the Ghana Association of Writers, with poetry reading on the theme of "I scream for me". We also had poems on the struggles women go through and the young women forced into early marriages. 

We were also blessed to have the prescence of the late President Kwame Nkrumah's daughter Samia Nkrumah who spoke about the first 10 women to enter parliament in 1960 when women were not active in politics. 

Discussions on topics  raised were handled and we were reminded not to forget issues discussed when the Women's Day was over but to make our voices heard and constantly press for change. The day also coincided with the launch of Read a Ghana Book Month to encourage reading by all.  

The President of the Ghana Association of Writers,Nana Kwasi Gyan Apenteng welcomed us all and was happy with the participation of so many women,with support from the men.

Mariska Taylor-Darko
Poet and Writer