Founding member and Executive Director of RUWA-GHANA.
RUWA-GHANA CELEBRATES 2022 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY IN WA
On Tuesday, March 8, 2022, RUWA-GHANA in collaboration with its major stakeholders including the Ghana Legal Aid Scheme, Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit, Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice, Ghana Education Service, Ghana Health Service, Legal Literacy Volunteers (LLVs), Sexual and Gender Based Violence Champions (SGBV Champions), Radio Listeners Clubs, School Clubs, RUWA Women’s Groups and Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLA Groups) celebrated the 2022 International Women’s Day in the Regional Library Conference Hall in Wa under the theme: “Stop ‘Tijaa Bunyen’ and Report Rape & Defilement Cases to Police”.
Addressing the gathering of about 120 women, men and girls on the occasion, the Executive Director of RUWA-GHANA, Mr. Masud Aziz Rauf, took the opportunity to salute the European Union for providing the funding through Oxfam in Ghana for the implementation of the project dubbed “ENOUGH! Empowering Women, Girls, Boys and Men to take Positive Action in Ending Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) in Ghana.”
He also used the occasion to appeal to the people and chiefs of the Upper West region of Ghana to take note of the bad effect of the ‘Tijaa Bunyen’ in the interest of protecting girls and women and report criminal cases to law enforcement agents. He added that “we are not discounting the positive effect of social cohesion that the ‘Tijaa Bunyen’ has on the development and Unity of communities. But it should not be a concealed haven for criminals”