Wordsearch: Find The Names Of These Historic Ghanaian Women

Photograph of Queen Mother Yaa Asantewaa

Ghana has a lot of women who fight to ensure that a woman is not seen as less capable than a man in any aspect. These bold women have made some contributions to the battle for equality. See how many of their names you can find.

  • Efua Sutherland (She was a Ghanaian playwright, director, dramatist, children’s author, poet, educationalist, researcher, child advocate, and cultural activist)
  • Theodosia Okoh (She was a Ghanaian stateswoman, teacher and artist known for designing Ghana’s national flag in 1957)
  • Ama Ata Aidoo (She is a Ghanaian author, poet, playwright and academic. She was the Minister of Education under the Jerry Rawlings administration)
  • Alice Annum (She was the first Ghanaian woman to represent the country at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich)
  • Yaa Asantewaa (She was the queen mother of Ejisu in the Ashanti Empire. She became famous for leading the Ashanti rebellion against British colonialism to defend the Golden stool.)
  • Betty Mould-Iddrisu (Betty Mould-Iddrisu is a Ghanaian lawyer and politician. She was the Minister for Education in Ghana. She was also the first woman to serve as Attorney General in Ghana)


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