Ghana: Ministry Of Gender Promotes Child-Welfare Policy

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· Ghana Minister of Gender Mrs Otiko Afisa Djaba has announced the Ministry’s plan to set up a new programme committed to the total welfare of all Ghanaian children.

· The Child Protection Social Drive in Ghana will be launched with the theme: “Ghanaians Rallying against Abuse of Children”.

According to the minister, the programme is demonstrated towards its commitment to prioritizing the well-being of the children by ending all abuses against children in Ghana.

“It is not good enough to pay lip service to the protection and well-being of our children.”
“Indeed children are our loved ones and we must treasure and invest in them by developing a holistic approach to understanding them and change our attitudes in how we perceive, nurture and involve them.”

“the Ministry through the Department of Children has begun a process of reviewing laws which include Development of shelters, Human Trafficking Secretariat, Human Trafficking Fund, Prosecution of offenders, the Children’s Act, 1998 (Act 560) the Juvenile Justice Act, 2003 (Act 653), the child and family welfare policy, the FCUBE, National Strategic Framework for Ending Child Marriage, and other related laws which will deter people from perpetuating violence against children.”