Trailblazers in the fight against GBV in Ghana recognised
06 December 2022
A maiden awards ceremony has ben held to recognise the contributions of efforts of individuals and organisations fighting against GBV in Ghana.
As part of activities to mark this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV), a maiden awards ceremony was held to acknowledge the efforts of 16 individuals and organizations who continuously help in diverse ways in the fight against GBV and harmful cultural practices in Ghana. It was also to encourage traditional leaders, individuals, developing partners and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to continuously work to eliminate all forms of GBV.
Speaking at the ceremony, the UN Resident Coordinator in Ghana, Mr. Charles Abani noted that women and girls in Ghana are impacted by social and gender norms that increase their disadvantages and vulnerability. “Compared to boys and men, more than one in three (38%) adolescent girls aged 15 – 19 years experience sexual violence in their lifetime. The role that individuals play to combat this is vital and we must all speak with one voice to end all forms of violence against women and girls”, he added.
The awards ceremony was supported by the UN in Ghana. It was under the theme: “UNITE! Activism to End violence against Women and Girls.”
The individuals and organizations across the 16 regions of Ghana awarded received a plaque and gift prizes. They expressed their appreciation and pledged to continue the fight against GBV.