Rape Cases In 2014 290 Rape, 1,111 Defilement Cases Reported To DOVVSU

The Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit of the Ghana Police Service in 2014 had 290 rape and 1,111 defilement reported cases.

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About 290 rape and 1,111 defilement cases were reported to the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit of the Ghana Police Service in 2014.

According to the deputy minister of Gender, and Social Protection, Mr John Alexander Ackon, the data represented only reported cases.

At least 17,655 domestic violence cases were reported to DOVVSU in 2014.

Non-maintenance topped the list with 6,158 cases while wife battery and assault followed with 5,212 cases.

The unit also received 1,667 cases of threat, 1,111 cases of defilement and 290 rape cases.

He made this known at the launch of a training manual on gender-based violence, reproductive health and rights to be used in police training schools.

The minister however described the rate of gender-based violence as alarming.

The consequences of domestic violence, he said, “could be dire. Injury, death and broken homes could all result from violence in the home.”

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