Beyond Domestic Violence Laws: Women’s Experiences and Perceptions of Protection Services in Ghana
In the first part of the paper, particular attention is given to the different ways in which the institutional model has been developed in Africa in general and in Ghana in particular. We analyse the particular process through which domestic violence appeared on the public agenda in each individual country. We also pay attention to the various evidence-based research studies available on the impact of various preventive, punitive and protective components of domestic violence legislation.
In the respective case studies, attention will shift to focus on the ways in which the model of protection is designed in each country and the range of protection services that are offered to survivors of domestic violence. We will then explore the concrete experiences of women who are survivors of domestic violence. Being one of the central institutions to provide protection to survivors, the shelter is the main unit of analysis in the research.
Akosua K. Darkwah
The authors work at the University of Ghana.
Other ELLA knowledge materials relating to Domestic Violence:
GUIDES AND BRIEFS