Collective effort needed to curb sexual and gender based violence
Regional News of Monday, 2 December 2019Source: ghananewsagency.orgCollective effort needed to curb sexual and gender based violenceFile photoThe Central Regional Department of Gender has called on stakeholders to collaborate efforts to systematically eliminate Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV), Child marriage and other harmful practices. It was organized by the Department of Gender with support from the United Nations Population Funds (UNFPA) on the theme: "Ending SGBV, child marriage and harmful practices: The role of parents and community leaders." Also, traditional and religious leaders must desist from settling issues of human rights violations but report them to the law enforcement agencies for redress. She urged them to regularly engage their subjects to explain issues of human rights violations and means of seeking redress to protect their rights as enshrined in the constitution. Mr Tetteh Tuwor, the Central Regional Director of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) educated parents on the dire legal and socio-cultural consequences of SGBV, child marriage and parental irresponsibility.