Whenever there is news of a crime that has been committed anywhere in the country, calls for justice for the victim is one of the most common reactions the news evokes. Justice served comforts the victim by assuring him/her the law is on the side of those who have suffered
Tuesday, 17th October 2017 we were at Dialogue Genitalia at the ETS drama studio, University of Ghana, Legon. The theme for the open forum was ‘Men as victims of sexual abuse’. The event was designed to ‘provide a safe space for members of the opposite sex to discuss sexuality and reproductive
Domestic Violence refers to violent acts or threats of violence against another person living in the same household (or neighborhood), especially a family member or an intimate partner. Ideally, the home is the last place we would expect criminal activities to take place. Since it is a place inhabited by
In the Criminal Offense Act (1960) of Ghana, Abduction is spelled out as detaining a child and preventing him from enjoying his lawful possession entitled to him. (Section 92) The Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit’s report on abduction cases in 2015 has been visualized in the info graph above.
As reported by the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU), the above info graph reveals a summary of reported cases from suspects and victims of incest. Out of the 27 cases reported in the year 2015, 48.15% were sent to court with 14.82% culprits convicted. A shocking realisation
Defilement in Ghana (A review of the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) Report, 2015)
WHAT DEFILEMENT IS According to the Criminal Offences Act-1960 (Act 29), section 101, Defilement of a child under 16 years of age: For the purposes of this Act, defilement is the natural or unnatural carnal knowledge of any child under sixteen years of age. Whoever naturally or unnaturally carnally knows