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Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol.5, No.3, Sep. 2019, Pub. Date: Jun. 4, 2019
Wife Beating and Rape in Ghana: A Case in Accra Metropolis
Pages: 244-252 Views: 210 Downloads: 133
Authors
[01] Bismark Kwasi Osei, Department of Social Science, Seventh Day Adventist College of Education, Koforidua-Asokore, Ghana.
[02] Cecilia Ofosua Odame, Department of Languages, Seventh Day Adventist College of Education, Koforidua-Asokore, Ghana.
[03] Wisdom Blackson Agbanyo, Department of Languages, Seventh Day Adventist College of Education, Koforidua-Asokore, Ghana.
[04] Veronica Serwaa Ofosu, Department of Languages, Seventh Day Adventist College of Education, Koforidua-Asokore, Ghana.
Abstract
Violence against women remains widespread in Ghana. To find how critical gender based violence in Accra Metropolis is, the study examined the causes and effects of wife beating in the Accra Metropolis. Descriptive survey design was employed for the study. Purposive, convenience and random sampling techniques were used to select the fifty (50) respondents for this study. The main instruments used in gathering relevant data were a semi-structured questionnaire and an interview guide. The data were presented in the form of percentages and frequency tables to facilitate clearer and easier interpretation of results for the presentation of findings. The findings of the study revealed that, the commonest forms of gender based violence in Accra Metropolis were sexual and physical abuse. Sexual passion, refusal to sexual advances, misunderstanding and financial problems revealed by the study as the causes of gender based violence in Accra Metropolis. The study also identified broken bones, broken home, swollen face, sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancy, pains and insomnia as some of the effects of gender based violence in the Accra metropolis. It is recommended that, the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs and other Governmental Organizations as well as non-governmental organizations to intensify awareness creation and education among women and men, as well as girls and boys to make them aware of the various types of violence that constitute offence and must be discouraged in its practices.
Keywords
Gender, Violence, Sexual, Physical, Abuse, Ghana
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