For ninety-seven (97) years Girl Guiding has transformed the lives of girls and young women across the country, supporting and empowering them to achieve their fullest potential and to become responsible citizens of the world.
In recent years cases of violence against girls and young women have been on the steady increase. About 33% of children in Ghana are said to have been sexually abused. The abuse includes rape, molestation, touching of private parts, watching pornography, the use of inappropriate language, and dirty jokes. The media are replete with ridiculous, improbable and frightening stories about violence against girls and young women. These stories stand out clearly to remind Ghanaians of the dangers of violence against girls and young women are posing to the society. A report on sexual abuse among children in the country conducted by Plan Ghana revealed that out of 100 cases involving children who had been molested or abused, 53 cases actually occurred at school. The other 43 took place at home. A number of basic and senior high school students interviewed for the report also alleged that they felt safer at home than at school.
As a gender-based organisation, it is our duty to throw more light on the issue and help educate the public. In addition, measures will be put in place to ensure girls and young women who find themselves in such situations get the needed help
In line with the celebrations central theme “SPEAK OUT!” and the SDG goals, activities taking place are geared towards violence against women and helping bring a lasting solution to this public menace
KEY ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS
- Public Lecture
- Torch Relay (Goodwill Ambassador)
- Girl Guides Help Line
- The Untold Stories
- Quiz, Debate & Spelling Bee
- 1-minute Video throwback