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Gender Empowerment WiLDAF Ghana empowers girls on gender based violence

The clubs which are run in schools empower the girls in safe spaces to reduce prevalence rate of sexual violence in and out of schools.

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Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF Ghana),  with support from Crossroads International is implementing the Girls'  Empowerment Project in Kokrobite Basic School in the Greater Accra region to contribute to the eradicating of sexual  violence in and out of  school.

As part of activities under the Project, it creates Girls' Empowerment clubs  that benefits girls within the ages of 10 to 16 and empowers them  on child rights, Gender, Gender Based violence, sexual and reproductive health and rights.

The project inspires Girls' to be assertive leaders and to stand up for their rights.

READ ALSO: Ban harmful cultural practices that undermine women’s rights - WiLDAF

Ms. Abigail Edem Hunu, Program Officer in charge of the Girls' Empowerment Project at WiLDAF, in an interview with Pulse.com.gh, said achieving gender equality is at the Center of all they do and empowering Girls and women is one way of achieving that.

She noted that with the high number of abuse cases against  girls, it is imperative to build the capacity of girls to recognise, prevent and report abuse so as reduce prevalence rates.

A total of 5,752 children were defiled in Ghana between 2010-2014 with 342 of the cases perpetrated by family members of the victims, according to DOVVSU statistics.

"People need to know their rights first of all before they can claim them" she added.

"Let's end the cycle of violence against girls so they can reach their full potential. When girls progress, it benefits the Girls, their families and the community. 

Ms Abigail Edem Hunu also used the opportunity to call the government to fully implement the Children's Act of 1998.

The Girls Empowerment Project is currently being implemented in Volta, Greater Accra and Central Region.

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