The epidemic of human insecurity being experienced in the country, particularly by females, has been termed as scary by the Executive Director of the Ark Foundation.
Domestic violence, sexual abuse, and other threats against women and girls, according to Dr. Angela Dwamena-Aboagye, persist despite widespread campaigning.
The condition, according to the Human Rights advocate, exacerbates insecurity.
“Human security is crucial, but the insecurity that exists against women and girls, particularly in the domestic environment, is totally terrifying chevalier.
“It’s unfortunate to learn that those who sexually abuse young girls live close to the victim.” We’ve delivered roughly five babies born out of incest in the last two years.
“Fathers who have had their children impregnated.” “Defilement figures are skyrocketing,” she remarked.
Dr Dwamena –Aboagye revealed on JoyNews’ The Probe that one out of every three women who have been in a relationship has experienced at least one physical abuse, and roughly 27% of women and girls have reported sexual assault.
“So we’re not in a very pretty place in terms of human security in terms of women and girls,” she said on the Sunday show.
“This is where they are supposed to have love, care, and protection within their own settings,” she remarked on Sunday.
The Executive Director also urged the government and relevant stakeholders to establish regulations to help minimize the alarming statistics.
“We need to start taking these figures seriously.” On the levels of policy, legislation, and practice. Certain things must be altered. Our institutions must begin to recognize and address these gender dynamics with greater seriousness.”