Girls, not brides
CCFC Ghana advocates for change
GHANA — In an effort to curb early and forced marriage of Ghanaian girls, Christian Children’s Fund of Canada’s (CCFC) Ghana office has joined other non-governmental organizations to form a network called Girls Not Brides.
Currently, the country’s laws allow 16-year-old girls to consent to sex and marriage. Girls Not Brides is advocating to change the minimum age of consent to 18.
“Child, early and forced marriage is a serious concern,” said Evans Sinkari, program manager for CCFC in Ghana. “As an organization committed to promoting child protection, we must continue to advocate and support national and community-based initiatives to end this practice in Ghana.” [ghanabusinessnews.com]