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Renel Ghana’s Stand Against Gender-Based Violence: Advocacy and Action in Kewornu

The Renel Ghana Foundation on the 1st of December, 2023 undertook a gender-based violence advocacy and donation visit to a small fishing community called Kewornu in the Ada-East District in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana to mark the “16 days of activism celebration” and also donate to support the victims of displacement as a result of the Akosombo and Kpong Dams spillage.

The foundation conducted a comprehensive sensitization workshop, bringing together over one hundred community members to raise awareness about GBV and its underlying causes as well as support services available for victims and survivors. This initiative is in line with the foundation’s commitment to helping girls and women to realize their full potential. Social change and development through education and social intervention programs, including advocacy for sexual and reproductive health and rights and eradication of poverty.

The visit to Kewornu underscores the foundation’s dedication to addressing the root causes of GBV and supporting vulnerable communities. The natives of Kewornu highlighted that the driving forces of gender-based violence (GBV) in the community are poverty and the lack of job opportunities for girls and women. By shining a light on the link between poverty and violence against women, the foundation is advocating for holistic solutions that go beyond addressing the symptoms of GBV.

Through this efforts, Renel Ghana Foundation is not only raising awareness about GBV but also uniting with the natives of Kewornu to call for concrete action to create economic opportunities for girls and women in the community. As the theme for this year’s celebration emphasize on investing to prevent violence against girls and women, we are calling for partnership and collaboration to create more awareness, strengthen legislation that protects girls and women rights, and effective and accessible support services for GBV survivors. This approach aligns with the broader goal of sustainable development, which recognizes the importance of addressing poverty and inequality in order to achieve lasting change.

In conclusion, the advocacy and donation visit undertaken by the Renel Ghana Foundation to Kewornu is a significant step in the ongoing fight against GBV. By highlighting the link between poverty and violence against women, the foundation is calling for an investment in the future to end GBV and create a more just and equitable society. The foundation remains committed to working with the community, government, and other stakeholders to create lasting change and build a future free from gender-based violence.

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