Samira Bawumia has engaged 100 adolescent Muslim girls at a mentoring session at the Faith-Based Organisation Conference on the theme: “Comprehensive Sexuality and Demographic Dividend”, held by the UNFPA GHANA.
The interaction with the girls was to discuss issues affecting their lives, aspirations and the challenges they face.
According to the wife of vice-president Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the engagement was to promote the agency of the girls and their ability to make informed choices on issues affecting them.
According to her, “Today’s generation of adolescent girls are more vulnerable to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and Harmful Practices (SGBVs&HPs), yet it is shrouded in a culture of silence.”
Mrs Bawumia also addressed a gathering of religious leaders on the need to advocate better case management of SGBVs&HPs, in Ghana.
She called on religious leaders to intensify the advocacy to enable the country break the walls of silence around SGBVs&HPs, “because it is by doing so that we can effectively be a voice for the voiceless.”
Source: Ghana / Dinpafm.com / 91.3