Ark Foundation reopens Domestic Violence victims’ Centre

Accra, The Ark FoundationGhana, a Civil Society Organisation (CSOs) has relaunched its Domestic Violence (DV) victims’ centre with a call on benevolent Ghanaians to support bring back hope to the victims.

Dr Angela DwamenaAboagye the Executive Director of the Foundation, who launched the Centre said, donations such as cash, logistics and others would be welcomed.

The day also coincided with the World Day for Social Justice celebrated on February 20, with a roundtable discussion on this year’s theme: Full implementation and compliance of DV Act (Act 732): Government, Parliament and Judiciary Responsibility.

Dr Dwamena Aboagye mentioned some of the things that would make the Centre effective as a vehicle, a standing driver; as required by the Legislative Instrument, security services to protect the victims from their perpetrators, among others.

All these would help give the victims support such as shelter, food, medical treatment, justice (sending them in and out of the court), training and new life.

She said the Centre, which was established in 1999 was closed down in 2016 due to lack of funds, proper security, including others that would help the upkeep of the victims.

We have to open the shelter to help deal with the many cases that have overburdened other institutions as well as save lives, she stressed.

The Executive Director said the Foundation had started a campaign dubbed: The campaign to open and keep open the Ark Shelter.

She therefore called on individuals, groups, among other stakeholders to sign on to and support it.

Mrs Gifty TwumAmpofo DV is a phenomenon of difficult dimensions prevalent in many families, communities, societies and cultures across the globe and did not know certificate, fluency, and gender and that must be fought by all.

It attracted CSOs; CDDGhana, CReSENT, representatives from the DV Secretariat and development partners.

Source: Ghana News Agency