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She said often, women and girls appear to remain in subordinate positions and are abused in terms of their fundamental human rights.

The Chief State Attorney added that violence against women which are perpetrated by males or male-dominated institutions and inflicted physical, sexual or psychological harm on women must stop.
Madam Klinogo was speaking at the inauguration of a gender based court in the region. It was established with support from the Royal Danish Embassy in Ghana.

The setting up of the court is an effort to speed up trials of gender-based violence cases in the country and forms part of the reforms in the judiciary to improve the administration of justice through the specialization of courts.

Madam Klinogo said, “We are continuously bombarded with stories of defilement of babies and underage girls, rape of women and girls, shooting and stabbing of women and wives to death.”

“The setting up of the gender based courts will definitely serve as deterrence to perpetrators of violence against women, and would also make men responsible.”

She said the court had come at a very good time and was a major breakthrough in dealing with issues affecting women.

She said the time had also come for society to begin emphasizing on the positive achievements of women, and help in the fight against keeping women in subordinate positions.

Mr. Peter Allison, From the Danish Embassy, said Ghana lacked good legislation on the subject as well as place of protection and support.

The Embassy, he said, was funding a project dubbed “Ending Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Ghana” to help improve the lives of women in Ghana.

Source: GNA

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