Parents have been advised against compelling their pregnant teenagers to marry in order to prevent such girls from abuse by their supposed husbands
The Northern Regional Coordinator of the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP),
“We must avoid trading
He also called on non-governmental
“To end child marriage effectively, we must educate our children to avoid early sex, we must also encourage and report cases of child abuse to the appropriate authorities for prosecution,” he added.
As part of its effort to end violence against children at home and the school, World Vision, a Christian relief and advocacy
Dubbed “End violence against children,” the campaign seeks to support the fight against child abuse and also create opportunities for good parenting and proper
The Regional Operations Manager of World Vision Ghana,
“We are poor not because we do not have the resources but because we refuse to fight the core causes of poverty and rather use children, especially the girl child, as part of our incomes. Fighting poverty will be achieved if we allow our children to grow into adults and complete their education before they marry.
“Statistics shows that child marriage status in the entire Northern Region is 38.0
He also recommended the strict enforcement of child right laws with the support of DOVVSU and the strengthening of the capacities of