Ghana: Country launches gender-based violence court (The Chronicle)

| January 18, 2016

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Survivors of gender-based violence in Ghana will now have the legal means to pursue their aggressors. A new gender-based violence court was inaugurated last week in Sekondi-Takoradi, in the Western Region of Ghana.

Patience Klinogo is the Regional State Attorney. She says: “The setting up of the gender-based violence court will definitely serve as deterrence to the perpetrators of violence against women. It will also, no doubt, make men a lot more responsible towards women and girls.”

In Ghana, 27% of women have reported a sexual assault, and one in three has reported being fondled or touched against her will.

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