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“Once women are empowered the sky is the limit as far as development is concerned”
Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings
This collection reflects the excitement and enlightenment of being the first in my family, as far as three generations back, to return to West Africa, the proclaimed birthplace of my ancestors. The photographs highlight the cultural clarity, connectedness and commitment I experienced in my journey to photograph the Ghanaian 31st December Women’s movement for social, economic and political empowerment.
During an era when the camera and images are synonymous with show and tell how is it that photographs can provide answers … offer solutions to the world’s most pressing issues?
Resting my Eyes is created in support of the 31st December Women’s Movement. Donate now!
The 31st December Women’s Movement [31st DWM] was created in 1982 by former Ghanaian First Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings to raise awareness for women’s rights in Ghana. It supports and promotes activities at the grass roots level – activities that would empower women through education, management of their profits, capacity building, which enabled women to develop a new sense of culture and attitude to take charge of their lives and be part of governance from the village to the national level. Since 1982 31st DWM has been at the forefront of empowerment and development of women and girls.
The photographs, showing Ghanaian in unmediated moments were created in 1998 in the cities of Accra, Kumasi, Tamale, Cape Coast and Elmina.
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