December 9, 2020 2:04 am
As part of activities marking the 16 Days of Activism Against Sexual and Gender Based Violence, the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA) have  handed over a Refurbished Domestic Violence Shelter and Equipment to the Domestic Violence Secretariat through the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection on Wednesday, 9th December, 2020.
Madam Malonin Asibi, Head of the DV Secretariat in her opening remarks said for the Ministry to accelerate it’s action, it has taken the initiative to get a safe place for victims of domestic violence. She said the shelter will be used judiciously for its intended purpose.
Madam Malonin thanked UNFPA for their timely support.
The Greater Accra Regional Director of DoVVSU, Chief Superintendent Alice Aware Caro on behalf of the National Coordinating Director urged UNFPA to continue supporting the Ministry in its quest to fight domestic violence in Ghana.
TheUNFPA GHANARepresentative, Mr. Niyi Ojuolape said violence against women and girls constitutes one of the most prevalent human rights violations in the world and its negative impact still remains shrouded in silence and shame.
He added that the theme for the celebration of the 16 Days of activism against SGBV is a wake-up call for all and sundry to work together to bring to zero all forms of Sexual and Gender Based Violence.
Mr. Niyi Ojuolape stressed that UNFPA will continue to work with the Ministry in the fight to provide safe and sound support to victims of SGBV.
The Chief Director for the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Dr. Afisah Zakariah on behalf of the Sector Minister, Hon. Cynthia Mamle Morrison thanked UNFPA for their continuous support to the Ministry. She said the Ministry together with other partners will work to end SGBV in Ghana.
Dr. Afisah Zakariah added that the Ministry will ensure that victims of domestic violence are well catered for in the refurbished shelter and also ensure their reintegration into the society.
Equipment donated to the DV Secretariat through the Ministry includes: 5 HP Laptops, 4 HP Desktop computers, 2 HP printers, 10 Office Chairs, 1 TV set, 1 Double door fridge, 1 Gas cooker and burner and 1set of office desk and chair.
Present were the Director of PPMED, Mr. Mawutor Ablo, Madam Efua Anyanful, RSIM Director, Mrs. Florence Ayisi Quartey, Ag. Director for the Department of Children, Madam Abena Annobea Asare, Head of the Human Trafficking Secretariat and Madam Dzifa Kemevor, Ag. Director for the Human Resource Directorate.
Source: MoGCSP