Dr. (Mrs) Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, the former first lady of the republic of Ghana and Executive President of Developing Women for Mobilization, formerly known as 31st DWM champions women and children’s right. She was also the leader of the national Democratic Party (NDP) and first female Presidential candidate of Ghana. In 1983, Dr. (Mrs) Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings and a number of like-minded women socio-politically, economically and culturally.
This multi-faceted approach is in effect an adaption of the four pointers of the United Nations Declaration for women, which states that all countries should develop its women economically, socially, politically and culturally.
DWM under the able leadership of the former First Lady has received wide recognition both nationally and internationally for its highly intellectual contribution to issues concerning women and its success in facilitating changes in government policies to Favourite women, most notably the ‘Interstate Succession Law (PNDC Law 111)’ a law which today protects spousal rights of inheritance supposing the husband dies without a will.
Although this law is applicable to the spouse, women were the primary victims of the unfair cultural practice where upon the death of the husband interstate, the widow and her children lose the husband’s property to his extended family. She has also advocate for children’s rights and has established over one thousand (1000) early childhood development Centre’s in Ghana.
Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings has been on a mission since 1982 to empower a generation, one woman at a time. She was the first female presidential candidate of Ghana on the ticket of the National Democratic Party (NDP). Her candidature has inspired other women and paved the way for women in politics to run for the highest office in Ghana.