The Sport Section and Centre for Gender, Research, Advocacy and Documentation (CEGRAD) of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) over the weekend embarked on a health walk as part of activities to mark the International Women’s Day.
Participants included lecturers, members of women’s groups and some students, the walk started from the Adehye Hall amidst brass band music and ended at the Casely-Hayford Hall field with some aerobics, tug of peace and penalty shoot outs.
This year’s event had as its theme “Equality for Women in Progress for All Through Total Inclusion” and was heralded by a seminar aimed at celebrating women and also to encourage young females to aspire to greater heights.
The Sport Chairman of the University, Mr John Elvis Hagan in an interview with the GNA said the health walk was necessitated by the fact that women spent a lot of money on fashion and social events at the expense of their health and that the celebration was an opportunity to create awareness among women.
He urged women to include exercises in their routine activities so as to stay fit and healthy all the time.
An affiliate Lecturer Dr. Genevieve Adukpo said gender equality did not mean pushing away men and taking over, but finding a better chance to be heard through hard work and encouraged the ladies not to be intimidated but to suppress any negativity in them.
She urged them to watch their diet, limit the intake of food from restaurants and food joints which she said contained too much cholesterol.
The day is observed worldwide every year in celebration of womanhood and its associated issues. GNA