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USAID, Care International and GES celebrate International Women's Day
News Date: 11th March 2013


The United States Agency for International Development incollaboration with the Ghana Education Service (GES) has celebrated International Women’s Day with the students of Duffor R. A Primary School in the Shai Osudoku District of the Greater Accra Region.

The programme, which was under the Care International Partnership for Accountable Governance in Education (PAGE) project, brought together GES officers, assembly members, teachers parents and pupils of the district.

This year's World International Day celebration was under the theme: "A Promise is a Promise: Time for action to end Gender Based Violence in School."

Mrs Matilda Banaman-Mensah, Head of the Girls Education Unit of the GES, said gender-based violence was a serious issue that has serious implication on women and girls.

She said girls suffered abuses from school teachers, parents and other people which also affect their education and called on stakeholders in the educational sector to identified the problem and find a lasting solution to it.

Mrs Banaman-Mensah said parents, teachers and other school authorities, families and community members had failed to act for various reasons thus a lot of girls were suffering.

A survey conducted in 49 schools by C. K. Brown of the Center for Development Studies at the University of Cape Coast indicates that girls suffer from gender based violence than boys.

Mrs Freda Y. Koasi, Shai-Osudoku District Director of Education, defined gender based violence as actual or threatened use of physical, verbal or emotional power, intimidation or harassment by or against individual groups which results in physical or psychological harm.

She thanked USAID and called on other stakeholders to emulate the example.


Source: GNA


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