- The prevalence of single motherhood in the country could partly be blamed on the general irresponsibility of some Ghanaian men
- The NGO is calling on government to initiate a policy that protects single mothers
A social and women activist, Hannah Myles Coufie, has boldly claimed that Nigerian men are superior to their Ghanaian counterparts when it comes to taking of responsibility.
According to her, most Ghanaian men have been taking women "for granted" and that is the reason why we have many single mothers in the country.
In her view, Nigeria men tend to treat their women better, therefore asserting that they are more responsible than their colleagues from Ghana.
“It seems as if our Ghanaian men, emphasis on our Ghanaian men, are taking women for granted, because you can’t get this in Nigeria. Nigerian men are more responsible. And even UK, America, as you see them rough, rough like that, you can’t fool a woman, you will be chased wherever you are," she said in an exclusive interview with Pulse.com.gh.
Madam Myles Coufie, who is also the founder the Oyema Foundation, an NGO focused on empowering single mothers, added that a chunk of the blame should go to parents, as well as some churches that fail to give good counsel to women.
According to her, you find women reporting cases of abuse in their marriages to their mothers, only to be told that "it’s been there since time immemorial".
On the church, she said "women are going through a lot and they come to tell the pastor and he tells you Bible hate divorce so stay in the marriage, so the women are suffering, some are dying".
She therefore called on government to initiate a policy that protects single mothers, emphasising that Parliament must immediately take up the matter in order to ensure that abusive men are "well disciplined".
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