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‘Domestic violence affects qualitative lives of victims’

Domestic violence adversely affects the qualitative lives of victims daily in terms of the victims’ ability to work, school or engage in domestic work, concentrate on daily activities and diminishes one’s confidence. According to statistics from the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service, in 2016, 10,460 women were abused as against 1,830 men. Again ...

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Ghana Lost $18.9M In 2016 As Economic Costs Of Violence Against Women

A study conducted by the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) of the University of Ghana, has revealed that Ghana in 2016 lost $18.9 million (GHC73.5 million) as economic costs of violence against women and girls (VAWG). The study report dubbed “Economic and Social Costs of VAWG in Ghana” revealed that women survivors who accessed services and reported, ...

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Reform juvenile justice system to protect offenders – CDD to Gov’t

The Center for Democratic Development (CDD) Ghana is calling for an urgent reform to be made in the country’s juvenile justice system to protect the rights of offenders. The call follows the Center’s expression of grave concerns over what it bemoaned to be agonising conditions at the country’s juvenile correctional centers. Ghana’s 4th Parliament of the 4th Republic in 2003, ...

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Sand winning activities threaten water supply to Tamale, other areas

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has said it may be forced to shut down its water treatment plant at Dalun in the Kumbungu District in the Northern Region if sand winning activities around the White Volta was not stopped. The company is unable to treat enough water drawn from the river at its Nawuni intake point at Dalun because ...

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GBC Radio supports Cerebral palsy advocacy

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) Radio’s flagship programme Ghana Today has committed to support the cerebral palsy (CP) advocacy campaign in Ghana to ensure the implementation of policies on CP issues The Ghana Today team led by Mrs Gloria Anderson demonstrated their commitment by presenting a cash amount of thousand cedis (1000) to support the upkeep of Miss Ruby Afful, a ...

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Consolidating gains in water sector by tackling pollutions

Water is a basic human right

“Water is one of the most basic of all needs – we cannot live for more than a few days without it. And yet, most people take water for granted. We waste water needlessly and don’t realize that clean water is a very limited resource. More than 1 billion people around the world have no access to safe, clean drinking ...

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Legal aid services benefit poor, vulnerable

Mr Yahaya Alhassan Seini

The Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR), 1948, places an obligation on every state to strengthen its justice system by ensuring that the fundamental human rights of people are not violated. Article 11 of the Declaration requires that any person charged with a penal offence (connected with punishment given by law) has the right to be presumed innocent until proved ...

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Minister urges social protection agencies to step up their roles

Mrs Cynthia Morrison, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection

Madam Cynthia Morrison, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) has urged the social protection agencies and departments to step up their roles to reduce cases of violence and abuse against women and children. She said people having confidence in the various departments and agencies were critical to the cause of social justice and mentioned the Domestic Violence and ...

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Disability issues afterthought in Ghana – GFD

Members of the Ghana Federation of Disability Organisations have said issues concerning the group are considered an afterthought and not prioritised.The federation said the needs of persons with disability in the country are not considered at the planning and decision-making stages until “somebody comes to remind us that there are other groups called persons with disabilities.”According to the Director of ...

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Widowhood is not by choice; Stop the discrimination – Upper East Regional Minister

Paulina Patience Abayage

The Upper East Regional Minister, Paulina Patience Abayage has called on members of the society to desist from actions that deepen the plight of widows and orphans. She said it was worrisome how a section of society is treating widows and orphans as though it was by choice that they lost their families. Patience Abayage, who was speaking during an ...

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