A Deputy Minister for gender, children and social protection, Rachel Appoh has promised to wage a rigorous campaign against domestic violence in the country.
According to Rachel Appoh, statistics on the spate of domestic violence is alarming.
Available records suggest fifteen thousand cases of offences against women and female children were reported in 2011.
Although sensitization and advocacy on the subject appears to have made impact the situation still persists. Narrowing in on sexual abuse in relationships and marriage, she says men must respect the desires and rights of women when it comes to sexual interaction.
She assured the appointment committee of parliament of her readiness to work closely with her minister to raise high the public awareness at breaking the mystery and culture of the silent pandemic of gender based violence.
Rachel Appoh also charged men who suffer abuse from their partners to report the issues.
She told the committee she would use her counseling background to advice such victims.