• Head Office Address: Odotei Tsui Loop, adjacent Ghana Refugee Board, Dzorwulu, Accra East
  • (+233 (0) 303 971 433 / 303 971 435
  • Head Office Address; Odotei Tsui Loop, adjacent Ghana Refugee Board, Dzorwulu, Accra East
  • +233 (0) 303 971 433 / 303 971 435

Seeding Priorities

Violence Against Women and Girls

VAW&G

Violence Against Women + Girls

Violence Against Women + Girls

Amplifying equality, respect, dignity and visibility of the contributions of women and girls to society by building community awareness and responses to violence against women and girls

Disability Rights

Supporting the inclusion of people with disabilities within the sectors of everyday life and building their capacity to attest their rights, participate in and lead decision-making processes.

Economic Empowerment

Investing in women's capacity to mobilise and sustain crucial resources for their communities through innovative entrepreneurship, savings and loan strategies.

Sexual Health + Reproductive Health

Developing responsive resources and services for women, youth and children in the areas of sexual and reproductive health; HIV/AIDS; bodily integrity, choice and rights; and gender and sexuality.

Health

Promoting advocacy and action in the fight against preventable diseases and the provision of safe and quality access to information, health services, and proper resource management within communities.

Violence against women and girls is a systemic global issue. According to a BMC Public Health report,

33 to 37 percent of women in Ghana have experienced intimate partner violence during the course of

a relationship (including physical, sexual, emotional and psychic violence). In Ghanaian schools,

studies found that 14 percent of girls are survivors of sexual abuse and 52 percent have experienced

gender-based violence during some point in their lives. These numbers are likely understated, as girls

and women tend not to report abusive crimes for fear of heightened violence or repudiation by family

or community members.

 

Therefore, the work of HFFG in this realm is necessary to curb such trends. The organisation advocates

for an end to domestic violence, child marriages (early and forced), witch camps, genital cutting, as well

as rape, molestation, defilement and sexual harrassment. Multiple women participants are also trained as

whistleblowers for inclusion in the Violence Against Women Watchers (VAWW) programme serving

alongside representatives from the district assemblies and male traditional leaders in their communities.

HFFG creates and manages integrated community programmes that address these intersectional issues and

provide safe space for women and girls to seek information about their human rights, treatment and services,

counseling, capacity building, entrepreneurial skills and community solidarity.