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The United Nations on Thursday called on the government of Ghana and stakeholders to take individual and collective action against human rights abuse of women, as the world observes 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence.

It said a world free from gender-based violence and discrimination was paramount to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In a release by the UN Information Center in Accra, the UN said the observance of the Day was a reminder and an opportunity for all to come together to keep women and girls in Ghana safe and free from gender-based violence and the threat of such violence.

“Let us continue to build the momentum to ensure the human dignity of women and girls are protected and hold perpetrators accountable for their actions,” said the release.

The 16 days of activism against gender-based violence is an international campaign that starts on Nov. 25, which is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and ends on the International Human Rights Day on Dec. 10.

Violence against women is one of the most extreme forms of discrimination.

In Ghana, adolescent girls face high levels of sexual and gender-based violence and exploitation due to their low status in the community which may be attributed to their economic dependence, lower educational experience and the process of learning different social roles.

More than 38 percent of adolescent girls aged 15-19 years are reported to have experienced at least one act of sexual violence, according to Ghana Statistical Service.

The actual number is undoubtedly higher, as many victims of violence do not report it for fear of victimization.

“This is a chance for all of us to act in solidarity with and on behalf of millions of girls and women. We cannot afford to miss this opportunity,” the UN in Ghana said. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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