Campaign Update

Breaking The Cycle of Spousal Abuse With Me

Sophia Atadana
Posted February 23, 2018 from Ghana
Educating a group of seamtresses on spousal abuse

This year we have decided to break the cycle of spousal abuse in the communities through educating youth groups and awareness creation. We have been to two communities already and the responds was massive. Through our weekly radio program, we get invitations from youth groups in the communities as well.

Ghana has the highest rates of spousal abuse. According to the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) conducted in Ghana in 2008, 38.7 per cent of ever-married women between the ages of 15 and 49 years reported having experienced physical, psychological or sexual violence by a husband or partner at some point in their lives. Over a quarter (27.6 per cent) of Ghanaian males reported having experienced physical or psychological violence by their wife or partner (GSS et al., 2009). Most women especially in the rural areas of Ghana are not aware of the possibility of a healthy marriage.

In the future, we want to reach out to traditional, religious leaders and policy makers. The traditional and the religious leaders are the first point of contact for the victims. So the leaders need to know and understand this issue so that they are able to handle victims and spousal abuse cases well.

We also plan to select girls from the girls clubs and train as ambassadors and facilitate them to educate their peers in their communities.

My foundation wants to raise funds to support in getting:

i. Training materials to train the ambassadors and give them handouts to train their peers.

ii. Lodging and accommodation since some of the communities are far.

iii. Consultancy and resource personnel fees.

Some of the pictures are dark because we meet them in the evening.

Stay tuned for more updates on our experience and impact in the communities.

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Anando Ghosh
Feb 24, 2018
Feb 24, 2018

Dear Sophia, You are doing a wonderful job! Keep it up..

Sophia Atadana
Feb 28, 2018
Feb 28, 2018

Thank you, very much appreciated

rachel_2
Feb 26, 2018
Feb 26, 2018

This is great - you are being very brave and helpful in doing this work! it's so important for women to hear the message that they don't have to accept bad treatment, that there are other ways to live. It's especially good that you're targeting young women so they hear the message that they are worth treating with respect. Keep going!

Sophia Atadana
Feb 28, 2018
Feb 28, 2018

Thank you

Gifty Pearl Correspondent
Feb 26, 2018
Feb 26, 2018

Sophia, Thank you for sharing your story, your dream and voice. Your courage is inspiring and I am proud of the work you are doing! I am working with a group in Bongo-Upper East region.

Keep the good work and lets connect :)

Best

Olutosin
Feb 28, 2018
Feb 28, 2018

This is a great work. Thank you for implementing it, it will surely help to liberate many women and save more lives.

Olutosin
Feb 28, 2018
Feb 28, 2018

This is a great work. Thank you for implementing it, it will surely help to liberate many women and save more lives.

Sophia Atadana
Mar 03, 2018
Mar 03, 2018

Thanks Olutosin for the encouragement

Tunde Legha
May 02, 2018
May 02, 2018

It is wondergul to know that something is being done to sensitise youths.

Sophia Atadana
May 14, 2018
May 14, 2018

Thanks Tunde for the encouragement

AbdulRaheem Dirisu
May 14, 2018
May 14, 2018

Nice work Sophia.I hope some day we talk on the mental Abuse both male and female go through and who is more in the society to her.Physical  and Emotional Abuse is everywhere and everyday.May God help our nations.

Sophia Atadana
May 14, 2018
May 14, 2018

Thanks Dirisu for the encouragement. I am always available to discuss any thing on abusive relationships.

AbdulRaheem Dirisu
May 14, 2018
May 14, 2018

I hope you on whatsapp or Telegram.So we can put up some programs in Ghana.So when and How we can find ways to prepare for that.

Stephanie Mah
May 29, 2018
May 29, 2018

Dear Sophie, thanks for sharing your story. I wish you luck in your project. Cheers.

Sophia Atadana
May 30, 2018
May 30, 2018

Thank you Stephanie

Stephanie Mah
Jun 08, 2018
Jun 08, 2018

Welcome sister.