Journalists Build Capacity On Intimate Partner Violence
The Ghanaian media have been urged to intensify reportage on Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence (IPSV) to stem the abusive canker from the country.
The ARK Foundation, a non-governmental organization (NGO), which advocates for the rights of women and children, made the call at a workshop for Eastern Regional journalists in Koforidua on Tuesday.
The workshop, funded by the African Women Development Fund (AWDF), was aimed at urging journalists to increase their reportage on IPSV in the country.
Ms Marian Atta-Boahene, Deputy Executive Director of the ARK Foundation, underscored the need for the media to intensify education on IPSV to save partners in relationship whose rights were being abused.
She remarked that, the Ghanaian media were doing well in reporting some violations against the vulnerable in the society but ‘there are still more you can do; you need to make follow ups on cases.’
According to Ms Atta-Boahene, the statistics of women being abused by their intimate partners was increasing every year and that ‘the media must come to the rescue.’
‘Journalists should develop more interest in covering abuses within relationships since nearly 12 million women and three million men are suffering every year across the world,’ she added.
Mr Samuel Kusi-Berko, the Deputy Programmes Manager of the Foundation, urged men who also suffer some abuses from their female partners to report such cases to the appropriate bodies for redress.
He appealed to men and women to attach value to their partners since it is that which can help them appreciate and build upon their weaknesses for a happier living.
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