GENDER MINISTRY ENGAGES STAKEHOLDERS TO END CHILD MARRIAGE AT NKWANTA NORTH. – Oti Regional Coordinating Council

GENDER MINISTRY ENGAGES STAKEHOLDERS TO END CHILD MARRIAGE AT NKWANTA NORTH.

On Tuesday, 4th June, 2024, The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP), in collaboration with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), organised consultative workshop on child marriage and harmful cultural practices in the Nkwanta north District of the Oti Region.

The consultative workshop was to sensitise, raise awareness and share information on issues about child marriages and other negative cultural practices that impede the progress of women and girls and relegate them to subservient roles in their communities.

Ms Dakoa Newman, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, in an address read on her behalf, said the 2021 Population and Housing Census revealed that approximately 79,733 girls aged 12 to 17 years were married. Read More

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