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05.01.2007 General News

MCAN Condemns Sexual Assault On Women

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The Media Communication Advocacy Network (MCAN) has condemned recent spate of sexual assaults on Ghanaian women by armed robbers during their attacks and has called on the security agencies to bring to book those arrested for such crimes.
The Media Communication Advocacy Network (MCAN) has condemned recent spate of sexual assaults on Ghanaian women by armed robbers during their attacks and has called on the security agencies to bring to book those arrested for such crimes.

The network said sexual violence against innocent women by armed robbers who often took turn to rape their victims, did not only exposed the women to contracting HIV, but also damage their reproductive system for life.

At a two-day training workshop on reporting on HIV/AIDS held at Aburi, MCAN said Ghana had come a long way in its socio economic development where the right of every citizen should be respected but regretted that our women were at the receiving end of sexual violence by armed robbers.

It recalled the situation where a female artiste was defiled when robbers invaded her residence and made away with valuable property.

Another incident the MCAN cited was the attack on a house at Tema in which the robbers in addition to getting what they wanted raped the daughter of their victim despite the plea to spare her daughter of the agony.

The Network also used the occasion to call for an end to the aged old customary practice among certain ethnic group in which a Widow was bethroted to the brother of their deceased husband to continue bearing children for the family.

Such a practice, MCAN said, exposed the widow to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections which the new husband might have contracted from previous relationships.

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