CHILD MARRIAGE || A Societal Menance

Vida Tetteh ~ Women and for that matter the girl child is a blessing to the family first and the society. When she is given the opportunity through education and training, she intends becomes an educator and trainer herself, as Professor Kwagyre Aggrey said, when you educate a man you educated an individual but when you educate a woman you educate a nation.

SCHOOL FEES NOT BRIDE PRICE || Fight Against Child Marriage

Nimat E. Tijani ~ This is a clarion call to all of us to raise high our voices, our placards and every available resource in fighting against child marriage. Ending child marriage preserves the girl’s childhood, promote her right to education, exposure to violence and abuse is reduced and most importantly it helps break the continuous cycle of poverty. Let’s advocate and push for opportunities and avenues to keep girls in school.

HIGH INCIDENCE OF TRAMADOL ABUSE IN NORTHERN GHANA

The high rate of Tramadol abuse among the youth in Northern Ghana is quite alarming as we fear may cause an endemic. Abuse of the drug is with youths aged 12 to 25. Guba Inspires therefore calls on the appropriate authorities to address issues and implement more legal policies to regulate the sales of these drug to unprescribed persons.

#EndViolence |Effects Of Child Violence

#End Violence | Every Child has the right to a free and safe environment. Let’s advocate to stop child abuse and it’s consequences. Let us create an enabling environment for the future leaders. It begins with a change of mind and heart towards the children of today. Let’s be that positive role model they need in their lives.

LINTEL AID GHANA JOURNEYs TO ABOA- BESEASE TO CREATE AND IMPACT HOPE TO LIVES.

‘’Volunteering helps you to easily discover hidden talents within you which can be used to solve personal and community problems. Volunteering makes you creative. The journey of creating and impacting hopes to lives. Join Lintel Aid Ghana as we journey to Aboa-Bisease to create and impact hope to lives.’’
– Linda Ohui Teye

Millennium Development Goals|Child Marriage

Child Marriage and the Millennium Development Goals As the 2015 deadline for the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches, governments and development partners are recognizing that tackling the issue of child marriage will help many countries to close the gap in progress towards the Goals.

Measuring Child Marriage

The incidence and prevalence of child marriage is analysed and reported in a variety of ways. A 2012 report from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) provides evidence that “Nearly one in every four adolescent girls aged 15-19 in the developing world (excluding China) is currently married or in union.” The report goes on to say that “More than one third of women aged 20-24 in the developing world were married by age 18…..” 25 Although both estimates approximate the extent of child marriage, it is also true that the indicators provide different information.

Child Marriage: A Violation of Human Rights & Deterrent To Development

Child marriage violates girls’ rights and it does so in a number of ways. It effectively brings a girl’s childhood and adolescence to a premature and unnatural end by imposing adult roles and responsibilities before she is physically, psychologically and emotionally prepared. It is not uncommon for marriage to impose social isolation on girls bringing unwanted separation from their friends and family. Often child marriage brings an end to a girl’s chance of continued education.

Child Marriage

Marriage before the age of 18 is a fundamental violation of human rights. Many factors interact to place a girl at risk of marriage, including poverty, the perception that marriage will provide ‘protection’, family honour, social norms, customary or religious laws that condone the practice, an inadequate legislative framework and the state of a country’s civil registration system.