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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

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Ending Female Genital Mutilation with Maps.

One of the prevalent acts of gender-based violence across Africa is Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). It is defined as the cutting of the female genitalia for cultural or religious reasons. Perpetrators are emboldened by some

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An Analysis of Assault Cases in Ghana from 2014-2016

The above visualization is a summary of assault cases in Ghana reported to DOVVSU from 2014 – 2016. Firstly, we looked at victims of this criminal act, suspects, the relationship that exists between them and