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Domestic violence against women has no place in China

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An alleged case of domestic violence, considered one of the darkest aspects of society anywhere, has recently become the center of attention on Chinese...
Education Girls Boost

Girls’ education receives boost at Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam

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A 30-member Girls' Education Network has been inaugurated in the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District with the responsibility to champion girls' education there. The...
High Commissioner

Men must stand-up against domestic violence- High Commissioner

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Mr Gregory Andrews, Australian High Commissioner to Ghana has charged men to stand-up against all forms of violence against females. "Domestic Violence is an issue...
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Make allocations to Domestic Violence Fund in 2021 Budget- CSOs

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A network of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) on Access to Justice in Ghana has appealed to the Government to make provisions for the Domestic...
Mr Niyi Ojuolape

UNFPA calls for time, resources to curb domestic violence

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The United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) has called for an urgent investment in time and resources to prevent a high incidence of...
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Stakeholders of Domestic Violence to establish data portal on child marriage

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Stakeholders' have held a meeting to discuss ways to establish a data and information portal to help end child marriage in the country. The meeting...
Court

Driver in court for pouring acid on wife

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Bakari Adams, a 32-year-old driver, who allegedly poured acid on his wife’s body and face at Madina Zongo, has appeared before an Accra Circuit...
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32-year old Painter in Court over sodomy

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A 32-year old painter who sodomised a 14-year old boy has been granted a GH?20,000 bail, with three sureties, one to be justified, by...
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CHRAJ/DOVVSU wages war on domestic violence in Central Region

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Violence against women continues to be an obstacle to achieving equality, development, peace as well as fulfilment of women and girls’ rights. Violence against women...
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FIFA teams up with African Union, WHO and CAF to promote campaign against domestic...

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FIFA is joining forces with the African Union, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to jointly address the...
Training Gender

Gender Centre trains for 35 COMBATs on gender-based violence

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The Gender Studies and Human Rights Documentation Centre (Gender Centre), has ended another training programme on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) for 35 Community Based Action...
Community Engagement

Communities engaged in the promotion of women and children’s rights

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Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Juliana Yuiah has said the best way to facilitate the prevention of domestic violence is to stop the practice. ...
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DOVVSU trains personnel on sexual/gender-based violence

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Fifty personnel from the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service are undergoing a three-week training on Sexual and...
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90-year old woman’s murderers must be prosecuted – NGO

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The Global Action for Women Empowerment, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Tuesday called on the Police Service to arrest the perpetrators of the murder of...
Gender violence

Impact of domestic violence needs fundraising to support victims

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Imagine the front page of a national newspaper captures the story of a prominent male citizen who has experienced domestic violence that has left...
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Father jailed for slashing off leg of his two-year old child

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The Agona Swedru Circuit Court has sentenced a 30 year-old father to seven years jail term in hard labour for cutting off the right...
Covid

COVID-19 reversing decades of progress on poverty, healthcare, education

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The COVID-19 pandemic is reversing decades of progress on poverty, healthcare and education, a UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs annual report has...
Paralegals Training

Gender Ministry trains paralegals to combat sexual and domestic violence

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To reduce the recurrence of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) acts, the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) and the...
Covid-19

Kenya’s homeless families bearing brunt of COVID-19

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Tony Junior carefully folded his makeshift bed made of card boxes and propped it against an unoccupied shop in Kariobangi suburb, located on the...
Child Abuse

Don’t let societal pressure persuade you to withdraw child abuse cases – Police

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Mr Kofi Atimbire, a Chief Inspector at the Accra Regional Office of the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU), has advised complainants who...
Gender Activist

Cohabitation makes women ‘worse off’ – Gender Activist

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Mrs Thywill Eyra Kpe, Central Regional Director of the Department of Gender, has advised young girls to desist from co-habitating with men. Cohabitation, which is...
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Man jailed 10 years for impregnating co-tenant’s daughter

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An Accra Circuit Court on Wednesday sentenced a 22 year old unemployed to 10 years imprisonment in hard labour for impregnating a 15 year...
Covid

Coalition raises concern over children dying of COVID-19

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The Ghana NGO Coalition on the Rights of the Child (GNCRC) has raised concern over the increasing number of children infected by the COVID-19...
Social Unicef Donation

COVID-19: UNICEF supports DOVVSU

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UNICEF Ghana, has donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service, as...
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Court jails farmer 10 years for defiling sister-in-law

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Kwasi Anful, alias "Kaliwashanshanko", a 26-year-old farmer who defiled his wife’s 12-year-old sister at Assin Kwasi-Adukrom in the Assin North District has been jailed...

Stay at home measures not justification to commit domestic violence – DOVVSU

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The Domestic Violence and Victims’ Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service (GPS) has cautioned the public against committing domestic violence as they...
President Yoweri Museveni

Ugandan president warns against domestic violence amid COVID-19 lockdown

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday warned against domestic violence among families amid COVID-19 lockdown in the country. Museveni in a televised...
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Domestic violence against women increases in Uganda amid COVID-19

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Uganda's ministry of gender, labor and social development on Tuesday issued a stern warning to perpetrators of domestic violence against women and children during...
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Some 100 people arrested a day in London for domestic violence during coronavirus lockdown

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In the six weeks up to April 19, officers across London had made 4,093 arrests for domestic abuse offences -- nearly 100 a day...
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Court jails teacher six years for causing harm

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A Cape Coast Circuit Court has sentenced a 42- year- old teacher to six years imprisonment in hard labour for causing harm. The accused, Ekow-...