We’re now equipped to provide holistic services for GBV victims-DG of DOVVSU
The Director-General of the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service (GPS), Chief Superintendent Owusua Kyeremeh has encouraged the public to break the silence against Gender-Based violence and report the culprits.
Speaking on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, she encouraged victims of gender based violence to break the silence and help save lives.
According to her, the Unit is currently equipped with the needed logistics and infrastructure to support victims.
The Unit last week launched a state-of-the-art facility to help address issues of gender-based violence.
The facility is expected to enhance access to justice, psycho-social and legal services to survivors of GBV to reduce the spate of the menace.
The three-storey building has within it a juvenile and circuit court, a police station, clinic and a shelter to offer child friendly, legal services to reduce victimisation among survivors of GBV.
The facility would also provide services such as investigations, social welfare services, legal aid, clinical psychology, and counselling.
Superintendent Owusua Kyeremeh told host Kwabena Agyapong that women are usually the most affected when it comes to violence although men are also attacked.
She said some men gather the courage to report abuse from their wives.
She however clarified that DOVSSU does not only deal with cases related to abuse of women, men or children but their mandate goes beyond that.
She urged the public to always report cases of violence so the Police would deal with the offenders.
She argued that the effects of GBV, were dire, and called for a holistic approach in dealing with the menace.