CSOs rally hundreds to march for gender equality, end to extreme poverty

CSOs rally hundreds for peaceful protest

A coalition of CSOs on the Sustainable Development Goals has rallied hundreds of people to march across the principal streets of Accra demanding gender equality and an end to poverty.

Labelled ‘The March for Equality,’ the peaceful protest brought together street children and physically challenged persons.

The coalition presented a petition to the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection calling for programmes to end extreme poverty in Ghana.

But the protest is not limited to Ghana, SEND Ghana Country Director, George Osei Bimpeh, has revealed.

“We have a lot of street children joining this march while their colleagues are in school; we also have some people with disabilities here who have certain opportunities taken from them,” he told UPSANEWSROOM.com.

“These are the things we are trying to change with our march and we want our politicians, leaders, decision-makers and global leaders to know that whatever they do have implications on innocent people. Therefore when taking some decisions, they need to do it in such a way that the gap between ‘the have’ and ‘the have not’ will be bridged.”

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