Understanding Culture
Protecting Human Rights
Thoraya
A. Obaid

UNFPA Executive Director
Gender Equity Human Rights

Bangladesh
Colombia
Ghana
Kenya
Mauritania
Mexico
Morocco
Romania
Sierra Leone
Turkey

Laying the groundwork

Starting off right
Bulding in sustainability
Caring for the individual
Gaining support through advocacy
The Projects
Bangladesh
Colombia
Ghana
Kenya
Mauritania
Mexico
Morocco
Romania
Sierra Leone
Turkey



Ghana
The persistence of the trokosi system in Ghana the ritual sacrifice of young girls to enforced servitude as atonement for a familys sinsis one demonstration of the power of tradition in Ghana to deny women their rights. The lack of domestic violence legislation is also hindering a comprehensive and coordinated approach to the problem. UNFPAs strategy in addressing gender-based violence in Ghana is to support existing programmes, many of which are working effectively at the grass-roots level. Still needed are effective awareness campaigns that target the media, legislators and other decision makers and spread the message of zero tolerance for violence against women.

 



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