The National Coordinator of Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU), Superintendent Evelyn Borbor Kuglemu, has indicated the government’s resolve to partner with various organisations and stakeholders to positively and tirelessly fight against gender-based violence within this country and even beyond.
This decision stems from a report by DOVVSU in 2000 and 2013 that, 177,840 cases were reported on rape, incest and child marriage. In view of the above figures, DOVVSU has taken a decision to partner with iSpace Foundation.
Speaking at the launch of the maiden gender-based project, organised by Ispace Foundation in Accra, Superintendent Evelyn Borbor Kuglemu further noted that, “Government is always ready to partner this laudable initiative by ISpace Foundation to ensure that gender based violence is brought to its barest minimum and possibly eradicated”.
The programme organised by Ispace Foundation is aimed at supporting NGO’s and CSO’s to come up with Technological and Innovative ways of solving Issues regarding violence against women while creating a sustainable and safer space for women.
On her part, the Projects Manager for iSpace Foundation Monique Gyenfi also revealed that the goal of the project is to ensure that persons - be it victims and survivors of gender-based violence - as well as trauma experts, lawyers, doctors and anyone who is passionate about gender-based violence are put on a platform to facilitate the fight against gender based violence.
She subsequently called on other stakeholders and other private organisations to put all hands on deck towards the eradication of gender-based violence. ISpace Foundation is an NGO, which doubles as a tech hub offering website development, coding and other tech-related activities.