Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is a vice that knows no social or economic boundaries and affects people of all socio-economic backgrounds. Access to protection, justice and accountability for victims remains a global challenge.
In a bid to addressing this weighty subject, AGA-Africa Programme in collaboration with Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit of the Ghana Police Service and Africa Women Lawyers Association (AWLA) held a one-day webinar themed Access to Protection, Justice and Accountability for victims of Gender-Based Violence on 14th April 2021 in Ghana.
The webinar was aimed at exploring the prevalence, characteristics and trends of Gender-Based Violence and sufficiency of legislation and support services as well as the investigative and prosecutorial and support agencies their relevance and effectiveness, and collaborative solutions.
The webinar was officially opened by Yvonne Attakora-Oboubisa, Director of Public Prosecutions, Ghana, Hon. Betty Mould-Idrissu, Chairperson, African Women Lawyers Association (AWLA) and Markus Green, AGA-Africa Programme Board Member.
The illuminating discussions were led by Edna Kuma, Executive Director-African Women Lawyers Association (AWLA), Victoria Asieduwaa, Principal State Attorney, Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Justice, Prosecutions Division, Accra, Margaret Brew-Ward, Women’s Rights, Advocacy and Campaign Manager, Action Aid-Ghana and Lydia Muthiani, Human Rights Lawyer with Lt. Mark Wynn (ret), Owner/Operator Wynn Consulting, making a brief presentation.
The event was brought to close by Hon. Betty Mould-Idrissu and Maame Hagan, AGA-Africa Programme Country Coordinator for Ghana.