Congress Women’s Movement (CWM), a breakaway group from the 31st December Women’s Movement’ (DWM) is making steady progress according to its president.
The CWM which broke away from the Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings led NGO is September 2011 appears to be flourishing as it is said to be well structured with experienced executives who happened to be former executives of the mother group.
With a similar vision and mission to the 31st DWM, the CWM empowers Ghanaian women, especially the most vulnerable through relevant and innovative interventions to unlock their potentials.
The Non-Governmental Organization is also poised to becoming a dynamic and life changing tool across the country with the motto; ‘Empowering our Women for Better Lives’.
The National President of the Movement, Madam Akua Sam, was optimistic about the success of the group when she launched the Volta Regional branch in Ho.
She noted that the CWM has taken it upon itself to assist women to help themselves to achieve self-economic sufficiency and also improve upon their social and emotional coping skills.
She said one of the most important objectives of the movement is to assist women to become catalysts for sustainable change among themselves and with their communities and also advocate for gender mainstreaming initiatives to further women participation in governance and sustainable development.
The General Secretary of the new Movement, Madam Comfort Arthur said it became necessary for the breakaway sine the once vibrant 31st December Women’s Movement which was supposed to be a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) has deviated from its objectives to become something else.
She emphasized that the 31st DWM was supposed to be an NGO but not a political party, however things turned otherwise as the leadership was on the verge of changing its ideals and this called for the backing out of some key members to form the CWM.