In Ghana, 1 in 3 women has experienced gender violence which includes rape, financial, and emotional violence. This has led to an increase in mental health illnesses. These women are afraid to speak up because of shame. So what is being done about it here in Ghana?
In this episode of Inspire, Isobel Afful Mensah, tell us how she became a gender-based violence advocate and what her organization is doing to empower survivors of gender-based violence.
Isobel Afful-Mensah is a lawyer but also a passionate gender advocate. She is the Founder of the Lady Initiative, which provides holistic training and empowerment to young ladies aged 14 to 25 in Ghana. She is also the co-founder of the Pearl Safe Haven which is building a Safe Haven for survivors of gender-based violence and developing a mobile application to monitor and report incidences of violence.