Government passes bill against Domestic Violence in July

Government passes bill against Domestic Violence in July

- The Legislative Instrument (L.I) against Domestic Violence in Ghana is expected to passed into law by government on July 2016.

- The bill, when passed into law, will see all cases of gender-based violence duly adjudicated in the country

Government passes bill against Domestic Violence in July

Nana Oye Lithur

Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Nana Oye Lithur says her outfit has completed processes on the drafting of an effective Legislative Instrument (L.I) against Domestic Violence in Ghana.

Nana Oye Lithur in an interview with Citi FM in Accra has thus assured that the much awaited bill would be passed into law by the end of July 2016.

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''We are looking at the L.I for the Domestic Violence Act. I'm happy to announce that it has been finalised and we have a validation. The subsidiary legislative committee of parliament led by O.B Amoah have looked at it and the Attorney General has submitted final documents. And just yesterday, I signed off a letter to the AG. And so hopefully by July it should be passed by government, the minister assured.

The revelation by the gender minister follows reports of heightened violence against women and girls in the Ghanaian society as most of them are often subjected to rape, battery and all forms of abuse.

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In the meantime, Ghana remains part of several countries marking the  'Zero Discrimination Day', a worldwide event on March 1 which celebrates everyone's right to a dignified life, regardless gender, sexuality, nationality, race, disability or even illness.

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