Young wom-en were instructed to talk up in opposition to gender-based vio-lence (GBV) and be supportive to every different whilst developing secure areas for girls and women to be in a position to file abuse of any type of GBV.

The Executive Director of Network of Women in Growth, Ms Mawulawoe Awitey, who made the decision, mentioned girls and women steadily went thru abuses which affect-ed their way of living.

Some of the abuses, she mentioned, integrated rape, defilement, men ranking ladies’ breasts in school or thru social media, the per-sistent degrading feedback younger ladies won from their boyfriends, the constraints male scholars put on their girlfriends’ behaviours, or the sexual attack of a roommate by way of a male ‘buddy’ who believed ‘no’ intended ‘sure’.

“The continuum of violence experienced by young women are too often unrecognised, down-played, mislabelled, and misunder-stood,” she added.

Ms Awitey was once talking at an afternoon’s discussion board for younger ladies organised by way of Gender Studies and Human Rights Documentation Centre (GSHRDC) in Accra the day gone by.

The discussion board, supported by way of FORD Foundation, shaped a part of the ’16 Days of Activism in opposition to Gender-Based Violence’ marketing campaign honored on November 25 to December 10 yearly.

Under the theme “UNITE! Activism to end violence against women and girls,” the discussion board geared toward attractive younger ladies on their function in advocating for an finish to Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG).

Ms Awitey mentioned violence in opposition to younger ladies may magnify the self-consciousness and struggles readily skilled, and building up the chance of experiencing long term victimisations.