- An NGO has noted that couples depriving each other sex is an abuse and must be criminalised
- According to Ufeminist, it is wrong for spouses to unduly withhold sex from their partners
- The NGO has urged men to reports their wives to DOVVSU if they refuse them sex
Gender-based NGO, Ufeminist is leading a campaign to make sex deprivation an offense in Ghana's laws.
The group is pushing for legislation to be passed to sanction spouses who starve each other of sex in marriage.
According to the group sex deprivation must not be tolerated in any shape or form because it is considered a gender-based violence.
The NGO strongly believes making sex deprivation a criminal offense will help deal with domestic violence in marriages.
The Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG) has highlighted sex deprivation as a major source of abuse in many homes.
Presenting the report on Tuesday, August 20, President of JUSAG, Alex Nartey opined that if a wife or husband deprives each other of sex for no no reason it has implications on the union.
“You cannot and should not unduly withhold sex from your partner when that can warrant a lot of violence,” he added.
Mr. Nartey urged married men to report their wives to Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) if they refuse them sex for no reason.
“Denying your spouse sex amounted to emotional abuse.”
“If your wife wears jeans to sleep and causing you emotional abuse, it’s an offence and you can report her to DOVVSU," He noted.
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