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3 FACTS ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

1. A crime that prevails in Ghana;

  • One in every three women in Ghana has experienced abuse

2. Demonstrated through abuse;

  • A pattern of behaviour used to establish power and control over another person
  • Forms include physical attck, ridicule, control of family finances and even sex.
  • Negative effects are innumerable

3. Victims often suffer quitely behind closed doors for years;

  • Friends and loved ones are told only after something tragic occurs
  • Childsren who witness violence often do poorly in school, repeat the pattern of either victim or abuser as adults.
 

Who is WISE?

WISE is a Ghanaian, non-governmental, non-profit organization dedicated to providing counselling and support services to women and children survivors of violence. To achieve our goals, we work in cooperation with our partners and clients to develop culture-specific and community-based solutions. Our vision is to break the cycle of violence and sexual assault for women and children.

Our focus is always to ensure the safety and well being of our clients. We are a womanist organization that is rooted in the belief that men and women are equal. We are also committed to providing the space for survivors to speak their truths and be heard with respect and without bias.
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Upcoming Events

  • NOVEMBER 25 - DECEMBER 10 : 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER VIOLENCE

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WISE OUTREACH PROGRAMS

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 

 


The WISE volunteer program offers students and professionals alike the opportunity to make a difference in the lives ofsurvivors of violence in many different fields such as research, volunteersadvocacy, legal assistance, social work and more...

 

 

Since the 2003 WISE/UNHCR partnership was created, WISE has provided professional  counselling, psycho-social support, intervention services and capacity building programmes to the refugee communities. We have also wise and refugee communityfocused our efforts to raise awareness about sexual and gender based violence, women's rights, human rights and refugee rights.

 

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