Marriage between a american woman and a ghanaian man
Marriage to Ghanaian men - Accra Forum
Also, they will catch flack for marrying a Black American woman. They'll be ridiculed and talked about. They look down on us. Especially Black.and can watch
Marriage is really an important stage in the journey of life everyone is passing through. But fortunately, or maybe, unfortunately, not everyone will marry or should marry. Marriage in the African setting, precisely Ghana, benefits the man husband more than the woman wife. We live in an era where there is a high probability of getting married to the wrong person; one where incompatibility can be very catastrophic to you, your family, health, career and everything. What I have noticed from our culture is that most of our men are untrained for marriage. Women are constantly bombarded with principles on how to be good wives while men are left off the hook; men are usually unschooled in common household chores like sweeping, cooking, cleaning, scrubbing just to mention few.
Please find attached documents that pertain to the general situation of women in Ghana with respect to the workplace, the household, marriage and their general social status. The information in this response was provided by a professor of African history at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Vermont, during a 20 April telephone interview. The professor stated that arranged marriages for Akan women can still happen, but that they have grown increasingly rare since the s. Traditionally, arranged marriages have taken place among people living in the countryside more so than in urban areas, and are mainly motivated by the desire of the bride's family for the prestige of being associated with a wealthy man and his family. Often, the man will be much older than the Akan woman he wishes to marry ibid.
In modern-day, majority Christian Ghana, the polygamy our ancestors accepted is no longer common, but to say that Ghana celebrates monogamy is not quite true either. I, in my late 30s and still unwed, am in comparison selfish, the assumption being that I want to shirk responsibility and have fun. My family urge me not to be so scared of divorce. Others try to get me to see reason: monogamy expects too much from just one woman, they argue. Polygamy once made a certain kind of sense. Education gave boys the best chance to be better providers.
I get these comments on a regular basis while walking the streets of Koforidua, my home for the next 10 months. But for me, a westerner and an American, this sign of affection is a little too overbearing. While I appreciate their enthusiasm and compliments, constantly being approached about my love life gets old. This is probably the easiest trick to remember and most guys will act bummed but usually let you go on your way without much hassle. My male coworkers told me this is the most evil thing to do to scare away Ghanaian men. I suspect they told me this because they really, really want me to marry a Ghanaian man and anything I do to deter that messes with their plan to get me to stay.
The status of women in Ghana and their roles in Ghanaian society has changed over the past few decades. Multiple forms of violence against women still exist in Ghana. The government of Ghana has signed on to numerous international goals and conventions to enhance women's rights in Ghana. Although women are guaranteed political participation rights under the Ghana Constitution, there is a lack of female representation in government. There has never been a female president in Ghana. In , 19 women occupied seats in Parliament , while men occupied the rest of the seats.
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I am Indonesian women who has a serious relationship with a Ghanaian footballer. We plan to get married. But I don't know about regulations, norms and rules of marriage. Could all of you share with me, how should I do? Any information about this will be so helpful for me. You both need to be present in same country--if you choose Ghana it is at least 2 weeks to get licence.