Empowering Women, Girls, Boys and Men to take Positive Action in Ending SGBV in Ghana, Liberia and Mali
Psted date: 30th, Dec 2019
Project Location (Communities/District/Region) :
Jouga community and Boli community of Wa Municipal District, Upper West Region
Werekobo community and Kangaba community of Wa West District, Upper West Region
November 2019 to December 2022 (4 years)
Partner in Ghana
8 selected Sub-grantees or Third Parties (CSOs)
Overall Project Goal:
The project has been designed to create an enabling environment for girls and women to know, claim and exercise their rights to end sexual and gender based violence in Mali, Liberia and Ghana.
Why should we aproach this project?
Gender-based violence is one of the most pervasive human rights violations in the world today.
According to the UN Women, 1 in 5 women and girls under the age of 50 will have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner within the last 12 months.
Harmful practices, such as child marriage, steal the childhood of 15 million girls under age 18 every year.
In many African countries especially Ghana, gendered-based role differentiation, discrimination, male domination and perceptions of male superiority which give prominence to patriarchal beliefs and gender misconception are entrenched and pervasive hence domestic violence continues to be prevalent.
Ghana has made lots of provisions to end gender based violence especially violence against women and girls; including the 1992 constitution whose provision also follow the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, making particular reference to the rights of women and violence and discrimination against women, such as the Domestic Violence Act (Act 732) which was passed in 2007
Upper West region is one of the regions with a traditionally high prevalence of domestic violence especially violence against women and girls (according to the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection report on Domestic Violence Incidence in Ghana, 2016).
Traditional values, cultural norms as well as socializing processes, lack of resources, lack of gender based violence facilities and personnel, poverty, all appear to bestow a low status on the girl child and low status on the women
•Records from the Department of Social Welfare indicate that in 2016 to date the region recorded 3,473 teenage pregnancies out of which 61 were defilement cases. Gender-Based Violence is very high in the Wa Municipal and the Wa West District
•The project seeks to target vulnerable women and girls as well as men and boys within districts and communities that have high prevalence of Gender-Based Violence in the Upper West Region.
•It will further target those who stand a high risk of facing or/and are facing Gender-Based Violence.
•CSOs and communities are equipped to implement, monitor and evaluate violence against women and girls’ including developing community action plans and implement advocacy actions
•Public-private institutions and other multi-sectoral stakeholders demonstrate their commitment towards the prevention of VAWG; protection for survivors; investigation and prosecution of cases; punishment/rehabilitation; and provision of reparation/redress
•Women and Girls actively participate in policy reforms and Decision-Making Processes
Project Implementation and Strategies
oNational Advocacy for Adoption and Implementation of SGBV and Gender Policies
oSensitize frontline public servants on SGBV obligations and gender sensitive action
oMulti-Sectoral Collaboration on Gender Sensitive Policies
oTraining on Transformative Leadership for Women’s Rights (TLWR)
o Support Advocacy by Women’s Groups
o Skills Training and Protection of Girls and Women
oEstablish and Reinforce Local Alternative Dispute and Support Mechanisms
oImprove SGBV Survivors’ Access to Health and Other Services
oGender Sensitive Training on SGBV for Women, Men, Boys and Girls in Communities
oCommunity Action with Participation of Men and Boys against SGBV
oDesign and Implement Evidence Based ENOUGH Campaign
oSupport Women’s Income Generating Activities
o Community Involvement in Women's Economic Empowerment
•ProNet will ensure deepened stakeholders engagement at all stages of the process to enable them become abreast with the issues and the various processes of addressing them.
•ProNet North will work to ensure State Actors mainstream the main activities of the ENOUGH Project into their programs or work activities.
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