Domestic and Gender-based Violence are punishable offenses – DoVVSU
Sunyani, April 01, 2023
Domestic and Gender-based Violence are punishable by (Act 732) of the Domestic Violence Act, Act 2007, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Beatrice Korsah in charge of the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DoVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service in Bono Region has said.
According to her, domestic and Gender-based Violence has long lasting impression on persons and can have devastation consequences on the victim.
ASP Beatrice Korsah revealed in Sunyani at a two-day capacity building on strengthening community systems for protection from child marriage, abuses, rape Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV), HIV and TB, stigma and discrimination.
She was speaking on “Laws in Ghana that contains provisions relating to SGBV”.
The program was organized by the Gender Ministry in collaboration with the Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG).
It aimed at strengthening the capacities of community leaders, thus-Chiefs, Queen mothers, Assembly members, Youth Associations and all who matters to be able to handle and prevent issues of child marriage, abuses and impact their communities.
The participants including religious and faith-based leaders from the Bono, Bono East and Ahafo regions were taken through most driving causes of child marriage.
Mrs. Joyclyn Adii, the Bono Regional Director in charge of Gender stated such factors of child marriage included poor parenting, poor enforcement of law, gender inequalities, teenage pregnancy, economic insecurity, traditional practices, social norms and peer pressure.
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