Ghanaian youth radio host speaks out on gender equality
NEW YORK, USA, 20 March 2009 – The 53rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women wrapped up at UN headquarters in New York last week. Among its attendees this year was Edith Asamani, 18, a youth radio host from Ghana.
The annual conference brings together leaders from around the world to promote gender equality and women’s advancement. Edith, the Secretary of Ghana’s ‘Curious Minds’ youth radio group and host of a talk show called ‘Uniiq’, describes her role as “radio advocate.”
“We talk about everything – everything that concerns young people,” she says. ‘Uniiq’ covers dozens of topics that are close to Edith’s heart, including child labour, girls’ rights, health issues and sexuality.
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