Social Welfare and Local community Progress Director at the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Lawyer Marian Mensah has urged ladies in the metropolis to be daring and report any form of gender-linked violence to her department or the Law enforcement for required motion to be taken.
Attorney Marian Mensah claimed this on Monday at a Mentorship programme organised by the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Security (MoGCSP) with help from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Canadian Government, to empower Adolescent Ladies on Sexual Reproductive Health Suitable (SRHR) and Sexual/Gender- Based Violence (SGBV).
“We are bringing social work to your doorsteps we will escort you to the police station to report any act of violence from anyone and this is to help retain evidence so do not wait to report. You can also report any lady who attempts to sexually harass you, ” she told the women.
She assured that her division would endeavour to proceed to keep an eye on each little one under the age of 18 and to interact them so they do not come to be promiscuous but dependable and advantageous to modern society.
The Performing Higher Accra Regional Director for Gender, Matilda Banfro in an address reported, “Young people have the suitable to guide balanced lives, and modern society has the obligation to get ready them by offering them with the training that will allow them to make healthful conclusions.”
She further more emphasised the will need to reorient and teach adolescent women on SRHR and SHBV to make sure these girls are balanced, socially empowered and absolutely free from violence and discrimination.
“Currently females empowerment discourse has underscored the great importance of Girl Child Training as a panacea to behavioral adjust, empower long term women and endorse sustainable growth in the long term.
There is some level of parity in between boys and women at the simple school degree.
The picture, having said that is not incredibly encouraging as women development from primary to Senior High Faculty (SHS) and tertiary concentrations (Ghana s MDG Report, 201 5).
Crucial among the the variables that impede lady boy or girl instruction and the realisation of their aims are teenage pregnancy, Sexual and Gender-Primarily based Violence (SGBV), baby relationship and the lack of comprehensive understanding on their sexuality, reproductive overall health and legal rights,” she explained.
Other matters source individuals at the function touched on incorporate reproductive health and fitness, abstinence and cervical most cancers amongst others.
The girls were being drawn from communities these types of as Mamprobi, Chorkor, Jamestown, Korle Gonno and Kaneshie among many others.