Second Lady H.E. Samira Bawumia interacted with 100 adolescent Muslim girls, at a mentoring session at the Faith-Based Organisation Conference on “Comprehensive Sexuality and Demographic Dividend”, held by the UNFPA GHANA. They discussed issues affecting their lives, aspirations and the challenges they face.
This is to promote their agency and ability to make informed choices on issues affecting them. Today’s generation of adolescent girls are more vulnerable to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and Harmful Practices (SGBVs&HPs), yet it is shrouded in a culture of silence.
H.E. Samira Bawumia also addressed a gathering of religious leaders on the need to advocate for better case management of SGBVs&HPs, in Ghana.
“Let us intensify the advocacy to enable us to break the walls of silence around this menace because it is by doing so that we can effectively be a voice for the voiceless”, H.E. Samira Bawumia added.