United States (U.S.) Donates Supplies to Support Survivors of Gender-Based Violence and Help Prosecute Offenders

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United States (U.S.) Donates Supplies to Support Survivors

  • news by AUN News correspondent
  • Wednesday, December 07, 2022
  • AUN News – ISSN: 2949-8090

Summary:

  • The U.S. has launched a campaign called “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.”

  • Today, Ambassador Virginia Palmer visited the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) “One-Stop Center” of the Ghana Police Service.

  • The ambassador provided DNA testing tools, chemicals, and materials throughout the stay.

  • One in three women will experience gender-based violence (GBV) in their lifetime.

  • The 16 Days campaign runs from December 10—International Human Rights Day—through November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

The U.S. has launched a campaign called “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.” Today, Ambassador Virginia Palmer visited the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) “One-Stop Center” of the Ghana Police Service. The ambassador provided DNA testing tools, chemicals, and materials throughout the stay. These necessary supplies will aid the Ghana Police Service in prosecuting offenders and assisting victims of gender-based violence.

Sexual assault on members of any group, including marginalized groups, is wrong.

We are happy to work with DOVVSU and the Ghana Police Service to make sure that sexual violence is dealt with thoroughly and fairly.

These tools will support holding criminals accountable for their actions.

Ambassador Virginia E. Palmer stated, “DOVVSU is and must be a resource for everybody.”

Assistant Commissioner of Police Owusuwaa Kyeremeh Ambassador, who is in charge of DOVVSU, and Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Faustina A. K. Andoh-Kofie, who is in charge of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), showed the Ambassador around the building.

With the help of the donated materials, DOVVSU will be able to directly give sexual assault victims examination kits and give the GPS Forensics Lab the tools it needs to process crime scenes and forensics for a year.

One in three women will experience gender-based violence (GBV) in their lifetime.

The center, which is located behind GPS Headquarters, was made to deal with domestic abuse cases, ensure that victims of domestic violence can report crimes against them in a safe place, and help them get services to start getting better.

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign is a global call to action that aims to raise awareness about the effects of GBV and encourage the government, community, corporate, and philanthropic sectors to take action. The ambassador’s tour of the DOVVSU One-Stop Center is part of the Embassy’s support of the campaign.

The 16 Days campaign runs from December 10—International Human Rights Day—through November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of the U.S. Embassy in Ghana.

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Analysis by: Advocacy Unified Network

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