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UNFPA Country Representative praises Ghana for effective COVID-19 crisis management

Mr Niyi Ojuolape, the Country Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), has applauded the Government of Ghana (GoG) for the effective management...

Stakeholders urged to act as change ambassadors to end SGBV

Madam Edna Akotsu, the Deputy Superintendent of Police at Adenta- Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DoVVSU) Division has called on stakeholders to act...

Farmer jailed 11 years for defiling minor

A Cape Coast Circuit Court has sentenced a 40- year old farmer to 11 years imprisonment in hard labour for defiling a 12 year...

Don’t run errands for male teachers – GES cautions girls

The Assin South Directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has cautioned adolescent girls to refrain from running errands at homes of male...

Student remanded for alleged rape

A 21-year-old form three student of the Ghana National College who was arrested for allegedly raping a form-one student has been remanded into police...

Police arrest parents for injuring six year-old daughter

Mawuli Adzani and Doris Adzikah, husband and wife, have been arrested by the police at Akatsi in the Akatsi South District of the...

Sanction Lawyers who cause unnecessary delays-AWLA

The Africa Women Lawyers Association (AWLA) of Ghana has called on the Judicial Council to sanction lawyers who cause unnecessary delays in court...

“Medical endorsement fees hampering sexual abuse prosecution”- DOVSSU

Medical fees for examination or endorsement of medical forms of abused children is hampering investigation and subsequent prosecution says the Domestic Violence and Victim...

Domestic violence should not be entertained – Minister

Mr Henry Quartey, the Deputy Minister for the Interior, said domestic violence leaves a trail of effects on not only survivors and their families...
Hope For Future Generations (HFFG)

HFFG trains media Practitioners on sexuality rights

Hope For Future Generations (HFFG), a Non-governmental Organisation has trained some youth and media practitioners in Tamale on how to report on Sexual Reproductive...
Ghana Police

Police arrest 30 year-old mother for attempting to sell her baby

A 30-year-old nursing mother, Abigail Annor, has been arrested in Sunyani in the Bono Region for attempting to sell her two-month-old baby for GH¢8,000. Her...
Wpid Black Woman Domestic Violence

In 2018 DOVVSU registered 15.21 % Case Increment – DSP

The Brong-Ahafo Regional office of the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service in 2018 recorded a 15.21 per...
Mrs Samira Bawumia

All Efforts Needed to Stop Gender-Based Violence

Mrs Samira Bawumia, the Wife of the Vice President, has reiterated her call for the leveraging of efforts towards the elimination of Sexual and...
Wpid Black Woman Domestic Violence

Brong-Ahafo DoVVSU recorded fewer cases in 2017

The Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DoVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service in the Brong-Ahafo Region received 864 cases in 2017, as against...
witches camps

286 alleged witches reunited with community

A total of 286 alleged witches at five alleged witches’ camps in the Northern Region have been reintegrated into their various communities to reclaim...
accident or road crash

Road Crash kills a Policeman

Chief Inspector Francis Addo, Station Officer of the Brong-Ahafo Regional Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD), told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on Tuesday...
Asamoah Gyan

Gyan cleared of charges of rape and sodomy

Mr. Kissi Adjarbeng, lawyer for Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan, has said that his client had been cleared of any wrong doing by the...
Ghana Police Service

Police calls for help to locate missing girl

The Eastern Regional Police Command has appealed to the public to help trace a 15 ?year- old girl, Abena Asantewaa. Asantewaa...

Business woman sentenced to a 6 months jail term

Esther Akomeah, a Businesswoman, has been sentenced to six months imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court for unlawful entry and damage as well as...

Brong Ahafo had close to 1000 DOVVSU cases last year

Brong-Ahafo Regional Branch of Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of Ghana Police Service recorded 936 cases in 2014. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP)...
Domestic Violence

Domestic violence on the increase-DOVVSU Report

A Report by the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service for August on gender-based domestic violence against women,...

Chiefs enact bye-laws curb teenage pregnancy

The Gomoa Akyempim Traditional Council, in collaboration with the Gomoa West District Assembly, has enacted bye-laws to punish men who impregnate school girls. This has...

POLAS constructs kitchen for Police School

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Akuribah Yaagy, Eastern Regional Police Commander, has urged members of the Police Women Association (POLAS), to use their position...

DOVVSU records high cases of Child non-maintenance in Sunyani

Non-maintenance of child cases is persistently high in the Sunyani Municipality, records at the Brong Ahafo Regional Directorate of the Domestic Violence and Victim...

Local Student Rapes Trainee Teacher At Agona

Student arrested for raping teacher-trainee The Agona Swedru Division of the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service, has arrested...

Ghanaian priest rapes young girl who had come for prayers

A 39-year old Anglican priest, Rev Fr Emmanuel Quartey has been remanded in police custody for allegedly raping a 20-year-old woman. He will be arraigned...