Afro-Dancehall artist Stonebwoy has partnered with the United Nations Population Fund (Ghana) to launch a project for the fight against sexual and gender-based violence in the country.
In a twitter post, UNFPA Ghana expressed their gratitude to Stonebwoy for coming on board to support such project.
“Something big is coming… today we received popular reggae-dancehall music artiste, @Stonebwoyb at our @UNFPAGhana Country office.
Together we can work towards the elimination of sexual and gender-based violence in the country. #Partnerships #ForTheGoodOfGhana”.
In 2007 the Ghanaian government created the Domestic Violence Act in an attempt to reduce violence against women.
The act was met with resistance from cultural conservatives and local religious leaders who believed that such a law would undermine traditional African values, and that Western value were being implemented into law.
According to the statistics available at the Accra Regional Office of the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU), as of August 2020, 31.9% of Ghanaian women have faced at least one form of domestic violence – physical, psychological, social, sexual and economic.