16 Days of Activism Observed in Ho
On 10th December, 2021, the Department of Gender in partnership with UNFPA held a Regional event to mark the launch of 2021 Sixteen (16) Days of Activism Campaign against Gender-Based Violence.
Activities for the launch included Caravan Campaign through the Regional capital on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) and Child Marriage. The float culminated at the Durbar grounds of the launch, the front of the Ho Sports Stadium where participants gathered and they engaged Traditional leaders, Stakeholders, and Development Partners. A mural drawing was unveiled to commemorate the Day.
The campaign aimed to create awareness and sensitize people on Child Marriage, empower and deepen commitment by stakeholders by engaging in high-level advocacy for public and social change, build consciousness of people on Child Marriage through art and increase interactions and social action against Child Marriage by community members.
Participants of the street campaign included youth groups from YMCA, Gender and Reproductive Health Advocacy Youth Network (Gray Network); apprentices from Ghana National Tailors and Dressmakers Association (GNTDA), Ghana Hairdressers and Beauticians Association (GHABA), Okada Riders Association; members of the Ghana AIDs Commission, representatives from UNFPA and staffs of sister departments and VRCC. Again, the street campaign was able to engage over 5,000 people in the township. Flyers on child marriage and SGBV, Child Marriage branded sanitary pads; and condoms from the Ghana AIDs Commission were distributed to citizens in the Ho municipality.