- Gender Minister urges young girls to protect themselves from male 'predators'
- She also advised the youth to take the studies seriously and abstain from sex
The Minister for Gender, Children & Social Protection, Cynthia Mamle Morrison has advised girls to protect themselves against deceitful men and boys.
She stated that girls should protect themselves from unscrupulous men who will end up wasting their valuable future leaving them with nothing.
“Be careful with men who seems friendly around you because rapist do not come in a rapist attack but rather, they come innocently crawling and before you realize they are being defiled,” the Minister stated.
Cynthia Morrison made these remarks at the national dialogue on Sexual Violence Against Girls & Boys organised by Plan International Ghana & Youth Advocates (YAG) Ghana on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in Accra.
The dialogue sought to identify strategies to end sexual violence and assault against girls and boys in Ghana.
She also advised children who suffered sexual abuse to confide in trusted relatives, friends to help them report to the police.
Morrison further disclosed that government has put in place measures to punish perpetrators of rape.
According to her, rape victims must be helped with support such as money, hospital bills settlement, among others to aid the family of the victim to cut down cost.
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She said: “the first model Child-Friendly court inaugurated by the Chief Justice, Her Ladyship Sophia A.B Akuffo to provide a safe environment for children as they interact with the justice system and reduce fear in the victims which will help them provide enough evidence to seek for justice without any hindrances”.
Finally, Cynthia Morrison urged both girls and boys to take their academics serious rather than engaging in sexual practices that will waste their future.
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