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Teenage pregnancies has also led many girls to be sacked from schools whilst their male counterparts are allowed to finish school.Sexual harassment and rape cases are being increasingly reported.

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Also, widowhood rites for widows in which they are made to undergo all sorts of rituals like drinking the bathing water of the dead body and sleeping with the corpse for days with the belief that it will help create safe passage of the dead spouse into the afterlife.Contact us if you experience any difficulty logging in. Wiley Online Library requires cookies for authentication and use of other site features; therefore, cookies must be enabled to browse the site.According to the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana police service indicated that, at least 17,655 cases were reported to them in 2014 of which a greater portion was perpetuated against women.Non-maintenance topped the list with 6,158 cases while wife battery and assault followed with 5,212 cases. The Deputy Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Mr John Alexander Ackon described the rate of gender-based violence as alarming.Women who refuse it are blamed for the deaths, banished from their communities and face a lifetime of stigmatisation.

Sexually, women are not encouraged or expected to explore their sexuality.

A lot of women have been unable to leave abusive relationships because their families send them back to their partners when they escape and also because they have no way of supporting themselves or their children.

Last year, a university student was killed by her taxi driver boyfriend because she was not interested in the relationship anymore and this is one of many of such fatal cases.

There are several issues that girls and women in Ghana face today and all can be stemmed from ancient traditional practices in the country, religious influences since colonial times, power play, social pressures, etc.

Domestic violence has been one major problem in our society, and although it cuts across all genders, women are the most victimised.

Schoolgirls who are unable to afford menstrual sanitary pads are forced to stay home from school to avoid being laughed at for soiling themselves.