The chief commissioner of the Ghana Girl’s Guide Association, Mrs Abdul Zakiya Wahab has advised victims of domestic violence and death threats especially women and young girls in their various homes, to report all forms of abuse to her outfit or the Ghana Police service for redress. She said most often, victims failed to report such issues due to societal norms and threats.
Mrs Zakiya gave the advice in a press conference today in Accra following the recent spike of domestic violence against women and a series of murder cases on women in the country. She indicated that most often, victims of domestic violence or all forms of abuse were not reported to DOVVSU for fear that the perpetrators, particularly men, would be prosecuted or jailed.
She explained that it was not so because prosecuting or jailing the wrongdoers who were members of the family would aggravate the matter. The Chief Commissioner said the unit rather invited the perpetrators to solve the issues through Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) to bring peace and harmony to the affected family.
When you come to us, tell us what exactly you want us to do for you because we are always there for you, do not be afraid”, she stated.
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