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Launch of CoPASH (Coalition of People Against SGBV & Harmful Practices)


Tuesday 14th August 2018.



Her Excellency, the Second Lady of the Republic of Ghana, Mrs. Samira Bawumia with support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Ghana will on Tuesday 14th August 2018 launch CoPASH (Coalition of People Against SGBV & Harmful Practices.


SGBV (Sexual and Gender Based Violence) undermines the health, dignity, security and freedom of its victims who usually suffer sexual and reproductive health consequences, including forced and unwanted pregnancies, unsafe abortions, sexually transmitted infections such as HIV, and even death. Yet, the incidence of SGBV is perpetuated by a culture of silence. Thus, the coalition is expected to open vital conversations to ending sexual and gender base violence in Ghana.


 It will provide an advocacy platform to draw attention to the national response on issues concerning Sexual and Gender Based Violence and Harmful Practices including case management and increasing prevention efforts in the country.


Through the Coalition, the Second Lady of the Republic of Ghana intends to bring high level advocacy and visibility to interventions aimed at preventing and managing gender issues including:

-           Child Marriage (CM)

-           Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

-           Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV)

-           Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) - Rape, Defilement, Wife Battery, among others.


Mrs. Bawumia will launch the coalition at the Kempinski hotel in Accra.

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