On Wednesday 22nd June, 2022, the Department of Gender paid a courtesy visit to Ave-Dakpa Junior High School, one of the mentee schools in the Akatsi North district where 160 students were engaged on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV).

Mrs. Thywill Eyra Kpe the Regional Director for Department of Gender educated students on what SGBV is, the various types, consequences and how to prevent or handle issues of SGBV.

Participants had the opportunity to ask questions for clarification which were addressed to their Satisfaction. UNFPA branded Sanitary pads were also distributed to all JHS girls.

Others present at the visit were Madam Victoria Fato the UNFPA Focal Person at the VRCC, Madam Augustina Modzakah the District Girls Education Officer and Madam Vivian Galley the Gender Desk Officer for Akatsi North.