The Acting Keta Divi-sional Police Command-er, Chief Superintendent Jordan Quaye, has warned fish-ermen within the Volta Region to prevent intimidating their other halves, because the area continues to document top circumstances of home violence in opposition to girls.
Although, he didn’t supply knowledge to give a boost to his declare, he mentioned information had published that men residing inside the fishing communities have been fond of thrashing their other halves every time there used to be false impression between them.
Speaking at a durbar the day prior to this to commemorate 16 days of activism in opposition to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) organised via USAID right here, Superintendent Quaye mentioned spouse battering had transform a norm in some communities within the area.
He mentioned the placement had made some sufferers trip out of doors the area, particularly to puts like Ashiaman, to solicit intercourse for meals and pittance.
“Such informal sexual actions lead to sexually-transmitted illnesses, which they unfold in Keta and its environs, will have to they discuss with for funerals, marriage ceremony or competition.
“To curb the situation, I will like to suggest to the traditional leaders, religious leaders and politicians, to engage the youth in trade or skills training for subsequent employment to help them gain the capacity to care for themselves, in order not to depend on men and marriage for a living,” Supt Quaye mentioned.
The Director of Marine Fisheries Management of the Fisheries Commission, Miss Esi Bordah Kuayson, mentioned violence in opposition to girls, which contains beating and sexual, psycho-logical and emotional abuse, might be very miserable and every now and then deadly.
She mentioned such violence had transform one of the wide-spread, chronic and devas-tating human rights violations in Ghana because it reduce throughout all communities and perpetrators didn’t care about age, ethnicity and incapacity.
“In the fisheries sector, GBV is prevalent within the fishing communities in important proportions because of greater socio- financial vulnerability of women however stays most commonly unreported because of the impu-nity, silence, stigma and disgrace surrounding it.
“I want to urge all victims to be bold and come out to ensure justice is served,” she mentioned.
The USAID Economic Growth Office Director, Mr Paul Pleva, mentioned roughly 48 according to cent of Ghanaian wom-en and ladies were sexually abused, with 32 according to cent dealing with no less than one type of home violence.
He mentioned fresh USAID-fund-ed overview highlighted sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment as commonplace in Gha-na’s fishing sector, and repre-sented a significant risk to girls and women’ welfare.
Author: Ghanaian Times