Samira Bawumia mentors Muslim girls, calls for increased awareness on sexual and gender based violence

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The second lady, Hajia Samira Bawumia has stressed the need for girls to be appropriately informed so as to enable them make good choices that affect their lives, particularly in the area of sexual and gender based violence and harmful practices (SGBVs & HPs).

Mrs. Bawumia said it was important to intensify advocacy to help break the walls of silence around the menace and to make the voices against it loud and clear.

She was speaking during a mentoring session for some 100 adolescent Muslim girls at a faith based organization conference on “Comprehensive Sexuality and Demographic Dividend” held at the instance of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Ghana Office.

The second lady discussed issues affecting the lives of the Muslim girl, their aspirations and the challenges they face as well as the way forward.

She also addressed a gathering of religious leaders on the need to advocate for better case management of SGBVs & HPs.



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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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