The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection in collaboration with the Office of the Head of Local Government have organized a three day Community Dialogue on Social Protection and Gender issues for the people of Fiankoma and Homase in the Amansie Central District in the Ashanti Region.
The engagement was also a way of bringing governance to the doorstep of the people and the communities visited were includes, Fiankoma and Homase
Speaking at the forum, Mr Eugene Nuamah, a Senior officer at the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection said one of the objectives for the program was to educate the people on domestic violence and the channel through which they can report when it happens
Mr Nuamah tasked parents to create a cordial relationship with their children; teach them the norms of society for them to become responsible adults in the future.
He further stressed parents should always monitor the movement of their children, show concern about their education and communicate with them frequently to find out their needs because according to him the children are the future leaders of the country.
He said the sensitization centred on Social Protection, Gender, Child Protection, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence and Social Welfare issues.
“Domestic Violence can happen to anyone irrespective of one’s gender and status and it does not discriminate so we all must fight against it”, he explained
Some of the participants from the district commended the Ministry of Gender for such a sensitization program and recommended that it should be done regularly so that they will be enlightened more on the violence and its related issues.
The Participants promised to live with what they have been taught to ensuring that they support the government in the fight against domestic violence.