Gender Ministry trains selected market queens, others as paralegals in Sekondi-Takoradi

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The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP), in collaboration with UNFPA has organiser a workshop to train some selected market queens as paralegals to work to reduce reoccurrence of sexual and gender-based violence in the Western Region.

The objective of the training workshop was to equip the paralegals with the requisite skills to enable them to educate them to offer support to survivors of Domestic/Sexual and Gender-Based violence.

The 36 paralegals are made up of opinion leaders from Kojokrom, Takoradi, Apremdo among others.

They are expected to educate traders and other people on domestic and sexual violence and the sanctions that come with it.

The paralegals are also expected to help victims to consult the right channels with their problems to get the requisite legal, psychological and social support.

They were educated on domestic violence, sexual (rape and defilement), verbal abuse, rights of males and females, right to property and COVID-19 safety protocols.

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The Director of Domestic Violence Secretariat of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP), Madam Malonin Asibi, in an interview, said the Ministry has the purpose of the training was to address the issues domestic based violence in society.

The Western Regional Director of Department of Gender, Madam Maribel Okine, on her part said, the outfit will the paralegals get all the necessary support to enable them do their work as expected.

The Leader of the Paralegals, Madam Veronica Arthur in an interview pledged to work to ensure the issue of domestic violence especially among the market women and other vulnerable are handled to address early child marriage and street children.

 

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