QUEEN MOTHERS OF AFRICA
In Akan society, whilst Queen Mothers are in the unique position of holding the ultimate power, albeit covertly, other Akan women are not able to enjoy such power as patriarchy and hegemony affects women at all levels of Akan society be they educated or illiterate, rich or poor. Such contradictory issues have great implications regarding women’s empowerment in the wider society and can only be addressed in the long-term through awareness raising, education and empowerment strategies.
The Queen Mothers of Africa (QMOA) and its first series - Queen Mothers of Ghana (QMOG) is a contemporary photographic touring exhibition which harnesses the powerful tool of creative arts to transform social norms and act as a catalyst and platform for dialogue, education and action seeking to promote social, cultural, economic and political empowerment by tapping into valuable indigenous knowledge held by Queen Mothers , Female Chiefs as well as other female traditional leaders and matriarch to empower vulnerable adolescent girls.
SUSAN ADWOA MENSAH
FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
SMART Global Initiatives