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.

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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.