Gender Minister Declares War Against Sexual Abuse On Girls

Gender Minister, Honourable Cynthia Mamley Morrison addressing the press

Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Mrs Cynthia Mamley Morrison, has described as unacceptable the increasing spate of sexual abuses meted out to children particularly, girls over the internet.

Against this background, she urged parents not to take sexual education for their children particularly, the girl child for granted in order to reap the full benefits of their investments.

Morrison made this observation at the just ended International Day of The Girl Child under the theme:  “My Voice, Our Equal Future.”

The week-long event saw series of activities, including debate, poetry recitals, panel discussions, presentation of research on abuses of the girl child and video documentary on interest stories and voices of girls.

The event presented the opportunity to participants from the mentorship session who shared an experience on the topic of discussion.

On the debate which was on the topic: Empowerment of Girls: A Catalyst For Ghana’s Sustainable Development, was won by Miss Emmanuella Aggrey Mensah of Ajumako Girl Model in the Central Region.

Miss Agyrey urged fellow girls to pay much attention to what their parents and teachers say to them.

“Most girls come to the summit, go back and get pregnant. We must pay attention to what we are taught”, she cautioned.

Mrs Morrison cautioned parents that their children were all they have therefore must pay particular attention to their upbringing.

According to her, sex education for children has become necessary in order not to give way to any strange advises from people who may have the tendency of swaying or misleading them.

She urged parents to place premium on the God-giving talents, abilities and capabilities of their children in order to achieve their future aspirations.

Mrs Morrison appealed to parents to guide their children on the internet in order not to open site which may not inure to their benefit. /Prosper Kwaku Selassy

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