On Thursday 9th June, the Department of Gender organized a training for members of Community Parents Advocacy Support Groups (CoPAGS) in the South Dayi District Assembly Hall in the Volta Region.

Participants were from seven (7) communities in three Districts namely Afadjato South, South Dayi and North Dayi.

The purpose of the program was to empower these parents with the requisite skills and information to perform their duties as parents most especially towards their children.

Participants were trained on the concept of gender equality, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, Child Marriage, the role of the police in addressing SGBV and Child Marriage issues, adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health, Pregnancy Prevention, parenting and parental responsibilities, the rights and responsibilities of children, and parent-child communication and advocacy skills.

Present for the program were the District Chief Executive who opened the program by welcoming participants to the program, Mrs. Thywill Eyra Kpe the Regional Director of Department of Gender, Mrs. Stella Mawutor the Regional Director of Department of Social Welfare, the Deputy Regional Coordinator for DOVVSU, The South Dayi District Director for Ghana Health Service, Representation from the department of Children, Madam Victoria Fato the UNFPA Focal Person, among others.

Participating communities include Ve-Golokuati, Liati Agbonyra, Tokpalime, Kpeyiborme, Tsatee, Wusuta and Anfoega.