Providing Stronger Protection for Victims of Domestic Violence in Ghana
- The establishment of a model of shelters that takes into account the cultural expectations of work and family in needed. Shelters must offer strong protection and support to clients, and at the same time address client’s need for income generation and contact with family. A more rigid exit plan for each client that is time bound in order to reduce dependence of clients on the shelter and bolster their independence.
- A continuous training on the special needs of domestic violence survivors and the importance of ensuring that they do not experience secondary victimization is needed. It should be targeted at frontline staff and duty bearers likely to come into contact with survivors, especially at health posts, police stations, courts, and shelters.
Other ELLA knowledge materials relating to Domestic Violence:
GUIDES AND BRIEFS