The Krontihemaa of Oguaa Traditional Area, Nana Amba Eyiaba I, has referred to as for an finish to all bureaucracy of practices that give a contribution to the rise in gen-der-based totally violence within the nation.
She, due to this fact, prompt other people from the quite a lot of sectors of the society to enhance efforts being made to finish all bureaucracy of actions that give a contribution to expanding the occurrence of Sex-ual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV).
According to her, statistics to be had confirmed that one out of 3 ladies within the nation was once reported to have suffered from SGBV.
Nana Amba Eyiaba I, made the decision at a discussion board organised by means of the Star Ghana Foundation (SGF) with enhance from the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) at Cape Coast.
The discussion board, attended by means of individuals drawn from the Western, Central, Volta and Northern Regions shaped phase of actions being organised by means of the Star Ghana Foundation to mark this yr’s 16 days of activism in opposition to gender-based totally violence.
It interested by growing a neighborhood-led tasks against finishing and extending consciousness on all bureaucracy of violence in opposition to girls and women.
Nana Amba Eyiaba I famous that the reported occurrence of sexual and gender-based totally violence was once a being worried development that had to be addressed holistically.
She referred to as on stakeholders to double their efforts at decreasing sexual and gender-based totally violence in opposition to girls and women.
Statistics from the Greater Ac-cra Regional place of job of the Domes-tic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU), she defined, established that 31.9 consistent with cent of ladies in Ghana confronted a minimum of one shape of home violence in 2020.
Additionally, she indicated that different statistics to be had confirmed that one out of 3 ladies have been fondled in opposition to their will in 2016.
She additionally stated that two out of 10 ladies within the nation have been discovered to have had intercourse out of their very own will, whilst seven consistent with cent of wom-en have been discovered to were pressured to the touch the non-public portions of males.
Nana Amba Eyiaba I indicat-ed that the figures on sexual and gender-based totally violence, particularly in opposition to girls and women have been unacceptable and referred to as on males to enhance the marketing campaign to finish such violence and abuse in opposition to ladies.
In her deal with, the Programmes Manager at SGF, Eunice Racheal Agbenyadzi, discussed abuses reminiscent of defilement, rape, and allegations of witchcraft tilted in opposition to ladies because of cultural and ideology as some of the SGBV.
She, due to this fact, referred to as for the adop-tion of neighborhood-led approaches against fighting the occurrence of SGBV.
She additionally reiterated the desire for normal leaders to cleared the path in fighting the occurrence of sexual and gender-based totally violence within the nation.
A Governance Advisor with the FCDO, Clara Osei Boateng, for her phase, referred to as for the empowerment of ladies economically to permit them to handle problems of SGBV successfully.
Participants on the discussion board referred to as for an finish with admire to the cost clinical examinations and police studies for individuals who had passed through sexual and gender-based totally violence to facilitate trial of offend-ers of such acts.They argued that some sufferers abandon the battle in opposition to sexual and gender-based totally vio-lence because of monetary constraints.
The individuals additional referred to as on conventional and opinion leaders in addition to folks to chorus from deciding on sexual abuses at house however document such instances to the police for the essential motion to be taken on it.
Author: Ghanaian Times