DOMESTIC ABUSE AGAINST WOMEN: EXPLORING THE CAUSES, MYTHS AND SOLUTIONS ON “MOTIVATIONAL HOUR”
6/28/2012 10:09:32 AM -
Did you know over two women per week are killed by current or ex-partners, and that one in four women in the UK will experience domestic violence in their lifetime? Please tune in to 'Motivational Hour', a live and interactive radio talk show on Thursday 28 June 2012 from 12.00pm to 2pm GMT on Focus Radio on Sky channel 0185 or online at www.spectrumradio.net/programmes/radio-focus.
Guest speakers: Attorney Kwabina Agyenim-Boateng, fmr Deputy-Attorney General of Kentucky and Betty Akumatey. Panel: Osofo Maame Joyce Owusu and Lawyer Dede Djaba.
Host: Blessing Mandy. Topic: Domestic Abuse Against Women - Physical abuse and sexual harassment.
Dr. Agyenim Boateng was educated at St Peter's Boys School, Kumasi, Ghana, followed by secondary education at Asanteman Secondary School . Boateng attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he obtained a B.A. in Government in 1966. He went on to achieve a Masters Degree in Political Science at Atlanta University (now Clark Atlanta University) in 1969. His master's thesis was entitled: 'Some Problems of National Integration in Ghana and Nigeria, 1957-66: A Case Study.'
Boateng attended Howard University School of Law, where he obtained a J.D. degree in 1973. His doctoral thesis was entitled: 'Case Study of Forced Labour among Professionals in Europe and Africa: A Question of International Law on Human Rights'
He worked as an Assistant Professor in Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama and also at Daniel Payne College in Birmingham, Alabama where he served as Assistant Professor of Political and Social Science. From 1973-74 he worked as a fellow Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer with Louisville Legal Aid Society.
Boateng then joined the Commonwealth of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, served as a state attorney on various levels, and rose through the ranks to become Division Director of the Administrative Law Hearing Section, where he served as its chief Administrative Law Judge for 16 years. In 1998 he was appointed by the Attorney General for the Commonwealth as one of his assistants and later became his deputy and served that post until his retirement in January 2009.
In 1973 he became a Reginald H. Smith Fellow, selected with 2000 other U.S. law school graduates to work as community Lawyers across the U.S. for various legal aid societies.
Boateng is now in private practice serving as legal and management consultant at his office in Lexington, Kentucky. (source: Wikipedia)
Betty Akumatey, is a distinguished Sociologist and Anthropologist with special interest on Family and gender relations at the University of Ghana. Currently working on doctoral thesis with a Focus on Thoughts and Practices of Marriage among the Krobo. Recent research includes a Nationwide investigation of gender based violence in the context of HIV and AIDS for the Gender Centre in Accra; a FIDA study on violations of Women's property rights and access to inheritance and a series of nationwide workshops for the Ghana Society for Private Medical and Dental practitioners on the socio-cultural dimensions of gender-based violence and Rape.
Betty is currently a WHO project monitoring board member for the multi-country trial of Vit A for Neonatal Survival and provided technical assistance as gender consultant for UNDP UNAIDS, FAO and Ghana AIDS Commission and FAO.
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Blessing Mandy is a young and dynamic motivational speaker, professional counsellor, media presenter and public speaker.