Child-Friendly Interviewing and GBV Courts, the Right Step in Protecting Women and Children


“Privacy relates to an individual’s ability to determine for themselves, when, how, and for what purpose their information is handled by others.

The most painful thing in life is to walk in town knowing very well that everybody knows your past and what goes on in your day to day life,” were the words of a 45-year-old trader, who for lack of privacy, became a laughing stock in her area thereby forcing her to leave her matrimonial home five years ago.

Lydia Quansah(not real name) was married to a policeman and lived with her husband at Odorkor Police Barracks.

She says even though they lived in Odorkor, her husband, then a corporal in the service was Stationed at Anyaa police station in the Ga Central Municipality of the Greater Accra Region.

“ I was facing serious marital issues and abuse in my marriage; a situation most of the police officers at the barracks were aware of.”