GRASAG Demands Justice For Bantama Gang Rape Girl

[By: Mohammed Rabiu Adam | ] The Gender Commission of the Graduate Students' Association of Ghana (GRASAG) National has joined other organizations and individuals to call for justice for the Bantama Gang Rape Girl whose video went viral on social media.

"We express our deepest concern to the victim of this unfortunate incident, and pledge our support in seeking for justice in accordance with the laws of the country," the commission said in a press statement.

The Gender Commissioner, Miss Saadatu Lawal Garbey described the incident as sad and alien.

"This sad and alien incident occurred shortly after the launch of 16 days campaign of activism against Gender Based Violence," she said.

She noted that greater effort and cooperation among stakeholders is required to end violence against women and girls.

The Gender Commissioner called on stakeholders such as Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU), Women and Juvenile Unit (WAJU), Ghana Police to act quickly to ensure that justice is served in this matter.

She further appealed for counseling for the victim in other to reduce the trauma she might have suffered

"We also appeal to Counseling services and agents to help provide some therapeutic sessions to the victim as this will reduce the trauma associated with the incident," she said.

The Commissioner admonishes traditional leaders and parents to report cases of this nature to appropriate law enforcing agencies.

Below is the attached press statement.

Last modified on Sunday, 24 December 2017 00:28
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