Tuesday, 05 June 2012 15:20
The meeting was organised by Stratcomm Africa. It was a one-day stakeholder consultative forum, to seek the opinion and input of stakeholders to develop a national communication for domestic violence.
Stakeholders including officials from CHRAJ, FIDA the Attorney General’s Department, the Information Services Department (ISD), the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), the Ghana Education Service and the Department of Women and Children attended the forum.
An international communication agency also sought to improve linkages and effective collaboration between stakeholders, in the fight against domestic violence. After discussing how to fight domestic violence, members called for a division of governance in the districts. This will help address domestic violence issues which frequently occur in the district and local communities.
Participants also suggested that, there should be a particular place where the troubled and frustrated victims report their cases and also reported cases should be channeled through the right quarters. Stakeholders also proposed that, personnel handling domestic violence issues should do that with professionalism and efficiency.
The CEO of Stratcomm Africa, Kentice L. Tikolo in her closing remarks said that she hopes all suggestions and inputs gathered would be incorporated in the strategic document and this will help reduce domestic violence to the barest minimum.