The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the prevalence of sexual assault on boys and girls under 18 in Ghana is 7% and 14% respectively.
4000 Ghanaian pupils residing in the city of Kumasi will participate in a school-based Child Sexual Assault Prevention program facilitated by educators, social workers and volunteers.
Through school-based workshops and presentations, information about what sexual assault is and is not, identifying “private parts” distinguishing appropriate and inappropriate situations and learning assertive response to unwanted touching.
Many girls who have been sexually abused will come out and confess. The program will lead to drastic reduction in sexual abuse cases among girls in Kumasi therefore leading to an increase in girls’ school enrolment.