What We Do
We support children and youth to reach their full potential!
We believe everyone deserves to be empowered emotionally and we do this by making sure that those who may be vulnerable at the time physical wellbeing and mental health are catered to.’ What begins as an attack by one person on another will spread to families and communities in the future? Domestic violence is a cross-border global problem, with no socio-economic, cultural, racial, or class distinction. Not only is this problem geographically widely distributed, but its impact is widespread, making it a typical and accepted behaviour. Domestic violence is widespread and deep-seated and has serious implications for our health and well-being. Its continued existence cannot be morally defended. Its cost to individuals, health systems and society is enormous. However, other major public health issues are so widely ignored and poorly understood.
According to the statistics available at the Accra Regional Office of the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU), as of August 2020, 31.9% of Ghanaian women have faced at least one form of domestic violence – physical, economic, psychological, social, or sexual.
Some causes of domestic abuse.
Major life changes
High risk of family domestic abuse can occur during major life changes, such as pregnancy or family members’ being unwell. The perpetrator may be left out or neglected and may seek to find control in these situations.
Job loss or debt can increase stress levels at home, which can lead to violence. Financial constraints may limit the survivor’s safety or ability to escape.
Victims may try to end the relationship, making the perpetrator more violent to maintain control. The abuser will feel abandoned or insecure, which increases the risk of violence for the victims.
Despite different policy areas considering victims’ needs, policy commitments got to be evident on the ground. people feel cornered and unable to (successfully) escape their wrongdoer as a result of sensible barriers to accessing housing and finance.