Joseph (Ekow) Amoako-Atta – Women Deliver
2020

Joseph (Ekow) Amoako-Atta

  • Age: 24
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Throughout history, women have been the pillar of successful societies. Why deny millions of opportunities because of social labels? I am a man who will stand for women’s rights until the world is a better place for us all.

- Joseph (Ekow) Amoako-Atta

Bio

Joseph (Ekow) Amoako-Atta was born and raised in Ghana. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Journalism from Ghana Institute of Journalism in 2019. As a Global Youth Reporter for Team Harmony Foundation, Ekow reports on stories relating to human rights violations, injustice, and hate crimes in Ghana.

What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?

My mother was denied basic education as young girl because she had to work to support her aunty and take care of her male cousin. She became an entrepreneur after years of petty trading and eventually built a school to offer affordable yet quality education for all children. She also allowed many children from needy backgrounds to attend on scholarship. The strength she exhibited inspires me to take up the work of gender advocacy.

Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.

Being able to get my novel to the very young girls in rural communities is one of my biggest accomplishments as at now. I know this book serves as a mirror in which they see their reflections and will not allow social pressure to prevent them from attaining their dreams.

Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?

Watching historical documentaries, reading and writing novels, photography, watching football, and playing video games.

Languages Spoken:

  • English (Advanced/Native)
  • Krobo (Advanced/Native)
  • Twi/Akan (Advanced/Native)

Speaks On:

  • male engagement
  • access to education
  • women's political participation and leadership

Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:

  • GIJ Eminence Awards' Student Blogger of the Year (2017)

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