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Pornography Brewed In A Ghanaian Pot


Re: Pornography Brewed In A Ghanaian Pot
Author: afia
Date: 10-27 18:53 

the tourism and presedency enjoy porno even more than ordinary ghanian,they can afford it.
THIS DOESNT REPRESENT GHANA
Author: Kobby...
Date: 10-17 22:03 

LET US HOLD UP THE PRIDE AND THE DIGNITY OF THIS BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY...LET'S NOT PORTRAY WHAT WE NOT BUT RATHER LET PROMOTE WHAT WE ARE...INTELIGENT..HARDWORking PEACEFUL PEOPLE . WHO HAVE COME A LONG WAY TO PRESERVE THE IMAGE OF GHANA...SO LET IT BE SHOWn IN EVERY CHARACTER OF A GHANIAN ...IF U TRULY SAY U R FROM GHANA....
THANK YOU....
THIS DOESNT REPRESENT GHANA
Author: Kobby...
Date: 10-17 22:02 

LET US HOLD UP THE PRIDE AND THE DIGNITY OF THIS BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY...LET'S NOT PORTRAY WHAT WE NOT BUT RATHER LET PROMOTE WHAT WE ARE...INTELIGENT..HARDWORD PEACEFUL PEOPLE . WHO HAVE COME A LONG WAY TO PRESERVE THE IMAGE OF GHANA...SO LET IT BE SHOW IN EVERY CHARACTER OF A GHANIAN ...IF U TRULY SAY U R FROM GHANA....
THANK YOU....
ONLY PROBLEM IS THAT IS B AD P
Author: ObjectiveThinker
Date: 02-03 20:57 

The only problems I can identify with this video are the poor production values. The lighting is too harsh and the acting shocking. Must try harder. Part 2 perhaps?
Shame unto you
Author: ABENA
Date: 01-30 03:33 

FOR WHAT AT ALL DO YOU WANT? IS THIS WORTH THE DISGRACE?
REALY DISAPPOINTED
Author: E A BOATENG
Date: 01-30 03:28 

Yes I am not your mother,sister or a member of your family but I am a concerned Ghanain. When somebody says Ghanains it includes me and other decent and well meaning Ghanains.Yes its your body you choose to do what so ever you want to do with it. Its between you and your creator, but do you realise you have included all decent people called Ghanains .The sad thing by using the flag you have broughtto our ancestors who shed their blood to fight for our independent . But how could you ? I hope GOD will open your spirit mind to see what you have done.
DISSAPOINTMENT
Author: E A BOATENG
Date: 01-30 03:12 

I am not writting to preach to you and i know you know the differences between good and evil and all the consequences that comes with it. I am writting to tell you how dissappointed I am in all of you expecially the producers
WAPIPI JAY
Author: WORCESTER MAYOR(USA)
Date: 01-29 23:55 

I believe this guy uses viagra on these ladies.
we Ewes also like it
Author: Mege Joe
Date: 01-29 17:04 

The impotent men are making a lot of noise! It is good for the eyes and to revive their feelings. Even we Ewes like it
Pornograpy in Ghana
Author: Agbeli Kumodzi
Date: 01-29 13:55 

Ghanaians are mentaly sick by calling Pornography civilisation the Egyptian civilisation came in decent way not in this dirty and gready means of money.The government of Ghana need to hang those mafia boys like how Iraqis hang Sadam Husein of Iraq.
This is ....
Author: Mike
Date: 01-29 12:43 

Im soryy to say this but this is just the beginning.
we call it civilisation
Author: Emmanuel Antwi Boasiako
Date: 01-29 10:09 

As a sociologist i thought development is when society advances and does things with conscience and reason, thereby distinguishing Human Beings from the lower animals.we claim some people were primitive and as such uncivilised by their modes of behaviour.today our civilisation makes us rather do things like the animals,typical example is sex life(porn life).To us Christians a prophecy is being fulfilled-in the last days people would naked themselves more and more
ASHANTIS ARE DISGRACING GHANA
Author: BAZUKA
Date: 01-29 09:42 

RELIGIOUS PROSTITUTION IS KNOWN FOR THE ASHANTIS,STAY WITH A MAN WITHOUT BEING MARRIED, SO CAN FOLLOW OTHER MEN FOR MONEY, NO WONDER ASHANTIHENE HIMSELF IS A COCAIN DEALER. WHAT A DISGRACE TO A TRIBE.
Where did we go wrong
Author: john bennin
Date: 01-29 09:41 

it is what it is, yes some Ghanaians are engaging in activities that we all wish they wouldn't but what can we really do. What i will like to comment on though is how that article got posted... you see i think it was a plot to get free advertisement and no matter how you look at it they have succeeded in doing so
TAWIAH IS THE HYPOCRITTE
Author: Anferewase
Date: 01-29 07:57 

But the author has watched & enjoyed. He even compares the performance with Western made porn movies (which goes to prove that he is a well versed porn fan). Why then does he want us to condemn that which he has watched & enjoyed. We like it!!
YE SHALL KNOW THEM
Author: Niki
Date: 01-29 00:25 

Go to www.wakikient.com.

They ahave even samples for you.

These is what they do to get money and go back to Ghana to brag of they being hard -working and others are lazy.
Re: Pornography Brewed In A Ghanaian Pot
Author: nyame bekyere
Date: 01-28 20:59 

After 50th year of independent in ghana its a shame and disgrace to see ghanians useing the temple of god for such act.I dont dout it because the gate of drug trafecking as been closed in the united states of america also ghanian parliememtarian has been caught in a case involve drug .
fringe benefit
Author: baba
Date: 01-28 19:59 

this is just one of the stringe benefits we get by depending on the west for everything.why cry now? didnt you know that when you were going round begging with open arms? there are more to come,ghana.
so you watched it?!
Author: Yar, Toronto
Date: 01-28 19:27 

How do you stop somebody from watching porn? For example, if this writer had not watched could he have been able to present us with this beautiful essay?
Ghanaians must understand that things are changing very fast from the traditional-moral propelled behavior to the so-called post-modern individual-owns-his/her-freedom stage. Unfortunately, that is the reality.
As a society we have long been initiated gradually into this present bawdy era. Do you remember the first time films in Ghana showed kisses? or when scenes showed male actors and females actresses enter the room and close doors behind them? Do you remember the first time music veered from advice-giving to heavy contents? Not too long ago, it was "Aben wo ha" (Daddy Lumba)and "W'ade dede yi" (Paapashie). Just us those songs have survived so will the porn, unfortunately, that is the truth.
Do we ban the sale/viewing of porn in Ghana? I don't know if that will solve the problem because a possible spill-over if a ban is enforced is that people would be more curious and they would move "heaven and earth" to secretly order copies or watch them.
There are secondary school students in Ghana who spend time on internet cafes watching porn. I was shocked to my toe when one day I saw a class 4 pupil in one our university primary schools watching porn at a cafe in the university during his break-time. I reacted by sacking him from the cafe. He left, but it dawned on me that things were getting out of hand.
Unfortunately, we are trained in our schools to accept in toto everything western, european and north american as "modern" and good. Porn, gabbage as it might be, is acceptable to some Ghanaians so I think it will be difficult to stop its viewing.
Homosexuality and Lesbianism are now human rights issues. As a result, it will not be too long before it becomes more entrenched and prevalent in Ghana. Unfortunately, that is the truth.
We surely need new strategies to deal with these "invading values and practices"
AIDS EDUCATION
Author: zacharie( germany)
Date: 01-28 17:49 

i saw some sample of the video
wakikient.com/Homepage.htm
in sample 5
the electricain uses a kondome while pounding the lady this is a good education against HIV.
NPP ?????????????????
Author: MAKA
Date: 01-28 16:49 

A high ranking member of the ruling party is on record to have stated that Prostitution need to be legalised and monitored by the state....Why the hypocrisy of the vice president and other confused goofy NPP capitalists wannabes?In a capitalist world,pornography by adult citizens is not only protected under the constitution,it is a profitable enterprise which does not contradict the doctrines of capitialism.The African corrupt capitalist wannabes politicians have no moral right to speak against pornography.
More power to the all WAKIKIS in the capitalist world.
Free Wakiki video
Author: kwasi bronie
Date: 01-28 15:08 

I Have a copy of the video, if you want to download it from me free of charge i will be glad to to send it to you. My email is ghana2hot4goldcoast@yahoo.com, send me a message
Ben the hypocrite
Author: Kwame
Date: 01-28 14:55 

Ben Tawiah, you are a hypocrite. I am sure you watched the film several times, judging by your description. We have more serious problems in Ghana like prostitution. If an adult wishes to purchase entertainement, who are you to judge?
WHAT IS THE PROBLEM ?
Author: EDDIE MARSH, USA
Date: 01-28 14:41 

WHOSOEVER SAID HE OR SHE HASEN'T WATCH PORN BEFORE LET ME HEAR IT. WE USE TO WATCH IT IN ENGLISH AND NOW IT IS IN TWI SO WHAT IS THE PROBLEM ?
DID THIS HAPPEN TO THE GIRLS?
Author: Ben
Date: 01-28 14:04 

Women also were trafficked to Western Europe, mostly to Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands. International traffickers promised the women jobs; however, the women often were forced into prostitution once they reached their destination. The women were sometimes sent directly to Europe while others were trafficked through other countries. Some young women were trafficked to the Middle East, particularly Lebanon, where they worked in menial jobs or as domestic help. There also was a trade in Nigerian women transiting through the country on their way to Western Europe or the Middle East to work in the commercial sex industry. Traffickers from other countries reportedly used Accra as a transit point to Europe and the Middle East. Reportedly, there was some trafficking in persons from Burkina Faso, mostly transiting through the country on the way to Cote d'Ivoire

The government generally assisted with international investigations of trafficking; however, during the year the government refused to extradite a member of parliament to face an indictment for trafficking charges.

There was no reliable estimate of the number of internally or externally trafficked victims, although the figure was thought to be in the thousands.

Trafficking was both internal and international, with the majority of trafficking in the country involving children from impoverished rural backgrounds. Girls from the north and east going to Accra and Kumasi to work as domestic helpers, porters, and assistants to local traders. Local NGOs reported these children were subjected to dangerous working conditions and sometimes were injured or killed as a result of the labor they performed.

www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2005/61572.htm
NOT NEW, MORE TO COME!!
Author: AK
Date: 01-28 14:03 

There have been Ghanaian prostitutes since the beginning of time. Some operate in Ghana in open daylight and the remainder operate abroad.

There is evidence of Ghanaian husbands pimping their wives, girlfriends, sisters and daughters in Europe, America and elsewhere in the world. There are rumours of Ghanaian male prostitutes as well.

Whether we like it or not, some of our brothers and sisters are in the sex industry and we must accept these as facts and realities of modern lifestyle. Though it has taken a while, they are now bringing their products into the local markets.

How many Ghanaians would close their eyes if this movie pops up on their screen? Only a few. This movie will sell more copies than you and me expect – copies will be hidden from children, and children will hide their own copies from adults. The rogue preachers will also have their copies and some law makers (parliamentarians), may watch it too. It will cause a big hypocritical phenomenon.


Sooner or later we will have porn superstars from Ghana. GHANA PUSSY could be a new brand name in the glamour pages or may be GHANA COCK – ha ha ha haa!

Let’s accept this as inevitable consequences of globalisation or overexposure to the outside world and work together to keep such movies away from our kids and the schools.
Becoming an eyesore
Author: Veron
Date: 01-28 13:36 

Just becoming an eyesore and revulsive
Disgrace
Author: Kofi-USA
Date: 01-28 13:10 

The mind set to get money quick by some Ghanaians is what is driving our morals down. Some people would do whatever it take to earn few dollars. The people that are involve in these pornographic movies are going to be living by guilt for their of life. It doesn't matter how much they will be earning from these pornographic movies.
BOYCOTT GHANAWEB
Author: Sobavia
Date: 01-28 12:54 

Ghanaweb is taking this immoral thing too far. Right below the Say It Loud link is SEX. If you make a mistake, you will be taken to a #### site. Is this really good for our children?
Now this free publicity that GHanaweb is giving this unfortunate site.

Isn't there an alternative to Ghanaweb where we can get out news about Ghana from? If there is/are, please let us know. Then we will leave Ghanaweb for those interested in ####.
SEX WHY NOT
Author: zacharie( germany)
Date: 01-28 12:31 

what is a difference wathching a football dvd match or a sex porn ?It s the same it s distraction . i wish i was the electrician pounding those women
Re: Pornography Brewed In A Ghanaian Pot
Author: Kofi, U.K
Date: 01-28 11:57 

Thank you Ben for your revelation on the film. This message also goes to Ghanaweb owners. Please control your classifield site expecially men seeking men, women seeking women, male seeking females and vise versa. In Uk such sites are there but you cannot visit such sites if you are not a registered member and above all you have to pay a fee. Some of the adverts there are a disgrace to Ghanaians. Please protect mother Ghana Ghanaweb. Thank you.
That is not our culture
Author: Benjamin
Date: 01-28 11:54 

Every decent Ghananain Should lift his or her voice against this shameful act. We as a people don't behave like that. What happened with the swedru Case can not be compared to this one. In this case case, it has been commercialized! Shame!!!!!!!!!
EVIDENCE THAT THE END IS NEAR.
Author: KWABENA AMANKWA, LONDON
Date: 01-28 11:46 

I say this to all my decent-minded countrymen.Do not be surprised to hear or see these things!The Good Old History Book(the Bible)says, "in the last days inequity and sin shall abound"

Amanfuo, when we see thick clouds in the skies, we predict rain and it rains.Ghanaians going into pornography only adds to the evidence that the end is near.We have to predict God's judgement now.It is time to get into God's good books before it is too late.Let us flee from the wrath to come!
Twi - no "Amazing Proficiency"
Author: Akadu Mensema
Date: 01-28 11:38 

Tawiah,

The speak Twi, but not with any amazing proficiency. I have watched the clips, and they speak "broken" Twi, especially the two women. They sound like Adas, Krobos or Gas speaking Twi!

Why qualify it with "amazing proficiency? Is it because you assume that they are not Twis? Is it because you don't expect Twis to be porn stars! Is is an emphasis that the Twis have gone to the dogs?
THIS IS JUST PROMOTIONAL
Author: MAAME NTIRIWAAH, USA
Date: 01-28 10:25 

I HAVE FINALLY DECIDED TO COMMENT ON THIS ISSUE. I WANT ALL GHANAIANS TO BE AWARE THAT I TOTALLY CONDEMN THE EXPLOITATION OF THE GHANAIAN WOMAN BE IT AT NIGHT BY ARMED ROBBERS OR DURING THE DAY BY PIMPS. HAVING SAID THAT, I SUSPECT FOUL PLAY IN ALL THESE SUPPOSEDLY "OPPOSING" ARTICLES TO THIS PORN. I THINK IT IS A PLOY TO GET GHANAIANS CURIOUS AND GET THEM TO PURCHASE THE FILM. IN SHORT, IT IS A PROMOTIONAL EFFORT DIGUISED UNDER ARTICLES ON THIS SITE TO LURE PEOPLE. THE AUTHOR SAYS IT COSTS $15 PER COPY OF THIS PORN. LETS ASSUME THAT A MILLION GHANAIANS ALL OVER THE WORLD VISIT THIS SITE EACH DAY. IF THESE SO CALLED ARTICLES CAN GET ABOUT 10% OF THEM TO BE CURIOUS ENOUGH TO ORDER THE PORN, THAT WILL GIVE THE PIMPS ABOUT 1.5 MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS($1,500,000.00). I AM CALLING ON MY FELLOW DECENT GHANAIANS TO BOYCOTT THIS ATTEMPT TO PIMP YOUR SISTERS AND MOTHERS DON'T BE FOOLED BY THESE SHEEP IN WOLVES' SKIN.
YOU'LL STOP NOTHING
Author: Anonymous Coward
Date: 01-28 09:43 

we have failed to take care of our children and this is what they're qualified to do. what did you want them to do? because most of our children don't get educated beyond JSS (equivalent to grade 9), they're vulnerable because like everyone else they want something but what they're qualified to do is very little. porn all of a sudden become very attractive. if you don't want to see ghana porn, take care of your children.
see the site now
Author: Koo
Date: 01-28 09:18 

Visit the site now

wakikient.com/Homepage.htm
See ya
AHHH ADEN
Author: KWAA
Date: 01-28 09:08 

PROF , OF ALL PLACES WHAT WE YOU DOING SNOPPING ON SUCH A SITE ,HMMM , CURIOSITY.
Ghanaian Porn
Author: Shaka Zulu
Date: 01-28 07:57 

It amazes me the proficiency with which the writer knows his stuff!!! He is either a thoroughly researched journalist or one of the Hypocrites he so despises. Lets all be honest, these are adults who are not apparently harming anyone. So please lets get off our high creaky moral horses and just say we disagree as we all are entitled to our opinions but not vilify them.
Re: Pornography Brewed In A Ghanaian Pot
Author: K . Addai-Donkoh
Date: 01-28 07:38 

We travel to learn good stuff for our betterment not this. Love of money will bring GOD'S punishment unto us. All those who support this immorality will be punished. GOD PUNISHED OUR ANCESTORS for doing it secretly. Why should we do it now and sell it and think it's okay? Phonography is not Ghanaian and shd not be encouraged in any form. We are copying blindly. A WORD TO A WISE IS ENOUGH!
MORAL DECADENCE TO THE HIGHEST
Author: WAB BARRETT, OHIO, US
Date: 01-28 07:27 

I personally believe this gentleman,Benjamen Tawia, doing his best to expose this immoral act needs a pat on the shoulders. I Just pray he did this with all gud intentions either than what people are perceiving. This should be completely lambasted under no uncertain terms. If Ghana web claims this do not reflect their views, it might probably be due to the fact that they are equally culprits of this absurd porn promotion bussiness. Why dont u abort this strict policy of non-allignment to any view irrespective of its content, GHANAWEB?
FEMALES ABUSED-REALITY 3
Author: BEN
Date: 01-28 07:09 

The government generally assisted with international investigations of trafficking; however, during the year the government refused to extradite a member of parliament to face an indictment for trafficking charges.

There was no reliable estimate of the number of internally or externally trafficked victims, although the figure was thought to be in the thousands.

Trafficking was both internal and international, with the majority of trafficking in the country involving children from impoverished rural backgrounds. Girls from the north and east going to Accra and Kumasi to work as domestic helpers, porters, and assistants to local traders (see section 6.d.). Local NGOs reported these children were subjected to dangerous working conditions and sometimes were injured or killed as a result of the labor they performed.


Children between the ages of 7 and 17 also were trafficked to and from the neighboring countries of Cote d'Ivoire, Togo, the Gambia, Nigeria, and Equatorial Guinea to work as farm workers, laborers, divers, street hawkers, or domestics.


Much of the recruitment of children was done with the consent of the parents, who sometimes were given an advance payment or promised regular stipends from the recruiter and were told the children would receive food, shelter, and often some sort of training or education. Some parents sent their children to work for extended family members in urban areas. Treatment of children sent to work in relatives' homes varied. Many children were given to professional recruiters, usually women, who placed the children with employers in cities. A child in these circumstances usually was paid between $2.20 and $3.30 (20 thousand to 30 thousand cedis) per month. In many cases, the children never received the education or vocational training the recruiters promised. Girls could be forced into prostitution and were sometimes sexually abused by their employers.

Women also were trafficked to Western Europe, mostly to Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands. International traffickers promised the women jobs; however, the women often were forced into prostitution once they reached their destination. The women were sometimes sent directly to Europe while others were trafficked through other countries. Some young women were trafficked to the Middle East, particularly Lebanon, where they worked in menial jobs or as domestic help. There also was a trade in Nigerian women transiting through the country on their way to Western Europe or the Middle East to work in the commercial sex industry. Traffickers from other countries reportedly used Accra as a transit point to Europe and the Middle East. Reportedly, there was some trafficking in persons from Burkina Faso, mostly transiting through the country on the way to Cote d'Ivoire.
FEMALES ABUSED-REALITY 2
Author: BEN
Date: 01-28 07:08 

There were no developments in the following 2004 cases: the June remand of a man for sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl with disabilities, the remand of a man for sexually abusing a 7-year-old girl in the Central Region, and the September arrest and remand of a chief in the Ashanti Region for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old girl.

Trokosi, which occurs in the Southern Volta Region among the ethnic Ewe group, is a practice in which a family member, most commonly a teen but sometimes a child under the age of 10, serves and is trained in traditional religion at a fetish shrine. A Trokosi, may live near the shrine for a period lasting between several weeks and 3 years to atone for an allegedly heinous crime committed by a family member. Local authorities estimated there were fewer than 50 Trokosis, some of whom were male or adult. While instances of sexual abuse may occur, there was no evidence that sexual or physical abuse was an ingrained or systematic part of the practice. The practice explicitly forbids a Trokosi to engage in sexual activity or contact during the atonement period. After a ritual, the Trokosi returns to his or her family. In the vast majority of cases, there is no particular stigma attached to one's status as a former Trokosi shrine participant. Multiple investigations by foreign embassy representatives have turned up no credible evidence of systematic or widespread abuses.

FGM was performed primarily on girls.

Forced child marriage, which is illegal, remained a problem. In August 2004 the Acting Commissioner for CHRAJ declared forced marriage the major human rights abuse issue in the Northern Region. In June 2004 a 16-year-old girl committed suicide to protest an abusive marriage into which she had been forced. Schoolteachers reported two other cases of forced marriages in 2004.

There were no further developments in the attempt by the Children's Department of the MOWAC and the CHRAJ to effect the prosecution of a chief who married a 14-year-old and impregnated her.

There were reports that trafficking in children occurred, for forced labor or sexual exploitation, including children being sold into various forms of involuntary servitude.

Child prostitution was a problem. The ILO/IPEC organized workshops throughout the year on the problem of increased child prostitution in the tourism industry and to combat the problem. During the year a government minister told hotel administrators to prevent adults from bringing children to hotels for sexual exploitation.

On September 4, the Immigration Service reported its largest interception of traffickers to date when Kulungugu border officials arrested a woman for attempting to traffic 17 children, ages 5 to 17, to Burkina Faso.
FEMALES ABUSED-REALITY1
Author: BEN
Date: 01-28 07:07 

The law prohibits FGM, but it remained a serious problem. The typical age for circumcision was 15, although it was often performed on girls under 15. According to a recent study conducted by the Ministry of Health, approximately 15 percent of women between 12 and 19 in the three northern regions had undergone FGM, although some observers believed that education on the illegality of FGM had driven the practice underground and the real rate was as high as 30 percent.

The law imposes punishments for prostitution involving children; however, it occurred.

Trafficking of women and children for prostitution occurred.

There were no laws to specifically protect women from sexual harassment; Women's advocacy groups reported that sexual harassment was a problem. A survey by the African Women Lawyers Association found that 63 percent of 789 female respondents had experienced some form of sexual harassment in the workplace and at educational institutions.

Women continued to experience discrimination. Women in urban centers and those with skills and training encountered little overt bias, but resistance to women entering nontraditional fields persisted. Women, especially in rural areas, remained subject to burdensome labor conditions and traditional male dominance. Traditional practices and social norms often denied women their statutory entitlements to inheritances and property, a legally registered marriage (and with it, certain legal rights), and the maintenance and custody of children. There were a number of female entrepreneurs, but access to banking resources remained a serious barrier for women who wanted to start or expand a business.

The law prohibits defilement, incest, and sexual abuse against minors, but such abuse remained a serious problem. There were frequent reports that male teachers sexually assaulted and harassed female students. The girls often were reluctant to report these incidents to their parents, and social pressure often prevented parents from going to authorities. A 2003 survey reported that 27 percent of school girls interviewed stated their teacher had pressured them for sex, 25 percent stated they knew at least 1 teacher having an affair with a school girl, and 79 percent stated they were sexually harassed by male classmates. Approximately 40 percent of female students reported being sexually harassed at school often or very often, according to a study conducted during the year in upper primary and junior secondary schools. During the year there were several press reports of teachers and headmasters/headmistresses either arrested for sexual harassment of female students or dismissed for ignoring reported problems.


DOVVISU announced in June that between January 1999 and May 2004, there were 1,756 cases reported in which men victimized children between the ages of 2 and 15, 397 cases in which girls over the age of 16 had been raped, and 44 cases of reported incest. DOVVISU further advised that during the year 237 cases of defilement, 15 cases of causing harm to a child, and 2,341 cases of child neglect were reported.
FEMALES ABUSED-REALITY
Author: BEN
Date: 01-28 07:06 

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices -March 8, 2006

The following human rights problems were reported:

• violence against women and children
• female genital mutilation (FGM)
• societal discrimination against women,
• trafficking in women and children

Traditional village authorities can punish rural women with banishment for being pregnant out of wedlock or for suspected witchcraft. Approximately 300 women accused of witchcraft were sent to penal villages known as witch camps in the Northern Region.

Violence against women, including rape and domestic violence, remained a significant problem. The law does not prohibit domestic violence, and the criminal code grants husbands spousal immunity from any charges of assault against their wives. According to FIDA, one in three women experienced domestic violence, and most abuses went unreported. The police service's Domestic Violence Victim Support Unit (DOVVISU), formerly the Women and Juvenile Unit, handled cases of domestic violence, child abuse, and juvenile offenses. DOVVISU received 13,224 cases. There were also 206 rape cases.

Prosecution of domestic violence cases remained difficult. Of 11,335 cases reported to DOVVISU's Accra branch between 1998 and 2004, only 19 percent led to a court appearance and less than 3 percent resulted in convictions. Many victims did not have access to appropriate medical assistance to record abuses, which hampered prosecution efforts.

Unless specifically called upon by DOVVISU, police seldom intervened in cases of domestic violence, in part due to a lack of counseling skills, shelter, and other resources to assist victims.

The criminal code outlaws rape, and in practice the country arrest and prosecutes perpetrators for this crime. However, husbands have immunity from such charges.

A strong belief in witchcraft continued in many parts of the country. Most accused witches were older women, often widows, who were identified by fellow villagers as the cause of difficulties, such as illness, crop failure, or financial misfortune. Many of these women were banished by traditional village authorities or their families and went to live in witch camps, villages in the north populated by suspected witches. The women did not face formal legal sanction if they returned home; however, most feared that they could be beaten or lynched.

There were several cases of lynching and assault of accused witches. The CHRAJ and human rights NGOs had little success in their efforts to end this traditional practice. witches.
Disgrace.
Author: Dan, London.
Date: 01-28 07:00 

shame on u guys,what do u think u are doing?
Disgrace.
Author: Dan, London.
Date: 01-28 06:54 

Shame on you guys,What do u think u are doing.
Globalisation !!
Author: Amoah
Date: 01-28 06:46 

"for it is agreeable with the nature of man to long after things forbidden and to desire what is denied us".François Rabelais.
Do you people really understand what democracy is? Have you heard about a secular society? Ever thought about the freedom of expression? Do you want the Taliban style of leadership in Ghana? Wake up! Porn is a choice. Don´t watch it. but others will.I thought Prostitution was the result of poverty and lack of formal education until I toured Europe and saw their big universities, good welfare and the number of prostitutes both on the streets and in the brothels.Do you guys think you can stop the prostitues on the streets of Accra?
Pray!
GHANAWEB, NO! NOT THIS !!!!!!!
Author: KWASHIE ADJAH
Date: 01-28 06:44 

IS THIS A VEILED PROMOTIONAL ADVERTISEMENT FOR WHICH GHANAWEB HAS BEEN PAID??????????

GHANA HOME PAGE(GHANAWEB)IS NOW WAY OFF THE CIVILISED PATH.

WHERE IS YOUR ETHICAL EDITORIAL POLICY???????????????

THIS IS THE WAY DOWN A SLIPPERY SLOPE. GHANAWEB HAVING BEGUN WITH THIS MAY END UP BECOMING A FULL BLOWN SHAMEFUL ADULT MATERIAL WEBSITE.

GHANAWEB'S ETHICS IS NOW IN QUESTION AND THE EARLIER THEY PUT A STOP TO THIS SUBTLE PROMOTION OF ADULT MATERIAL THE BETTER IT WILL BE FOR THEIR BRAND.
ghanaian hypocrisy at its peak
Author: RAS
Date: 01-28 06:16 

is pornography wrong because ghanaians are involved now?

most people seem peeved because ghanaians are involved.to them may be nigerians or sierra leoneans should be involved.

if people watch porn and still think it is wrong for their country men and women to be involved then this is hypocrisy of the highest order.

people should stop watching porn and destroy the porn market.this is the only way .
PROSTITUTE DIASPOREANS
Author: Obaa Yaa Bayie
Date: 01-28 05:03 

I AM GOING TO POST THE NAMES AND ADDRESSES AND PICTUES OF THE DIASPOREAN GIRLS AND WOMEN WHO ARE ENGAGED IN PROSTITUTION TO MAKE MONEY ABROAD. SOME OF THEM LIVE IN EUROPE AND AMERICA. SOME WRITE TO THIS WEBSITE.
God have mercy
Author: Kwame Mystic
Date: 01-28 04:57 

Its a big shame to have such people in our society.God should save us from this shameful attitude.Is this how we are going to celebrate Ghana @ 50? Lets shine our eyes...............
Re: Pornography Brewed In A Ghanaian Pot
Author: The man one
Date: 01-28 04:49 

tink before you write. what is the diferent between our local two two or what ever in the cities.will you also talk about this?
The WEBSITE
Author: pins
Date: 01-28 04:40 

here is the website; wakikient.com
SAMPLES 4 & 5 -- VERY GREAT
Author: pins
Date: 01-28 04:37 

CHECK OUT THE SAMPLES 4 AND 5 VERY ACIVE, SAMPLE ONE-SOME WORDS, WO KUNU NI FIE-WO SORO aboa ah!, oh jesus, me ye electrician,
How hypocritical
Author: Right or Wrong
Date: 01-28 04:35 

How hypocritical we all are. When watching others, we think not how it affects society but as soon as we see one of our own doing it, we cry wolf. Wake up my fellow Ghanaians! Right or wrong, what is good for the gander is good for the goose. Let’s stop being hypocrites. Speak up when it is wrong not when it affects you. Do that and Ghana will flourish.
WATCH SAMPLE, IT'S GREAT
Author: pins
Date: 01-28 04:28 

i just logged in to watch sample trailers, infact esewani, it is superb. i just ordered one $15 plus shipping of $8. wakiki great job done
property based democrazy
Author: NANA AMMA OHENEWAAH
Date: 01-28 04:21 

Oh what a shame ghana.
Property based democrazy
ENJOY WHILES MAKING MONEY
Author: pins
Date: 01-28 04:09 

WE SHD WELCOME THIS PORN FILMING IN OUR COUNTRY. GUYS WHO ALWAYS WANT TO CHEAT LADIES ARE THOSE WHO HATE PORN FILMING. THEY FUCK LADIES IN GHANA AND JUST PROMISE THEM WITH SWEET WORDS. THIS TIME LETS FUCK OURSELVES AND SHARE THE GAINS. YOU ARE A CHEAT IF YOU DON'T LIKE THIS AGREEMENT.
Wow, we're in trouble!
Author: Dr. Justice Appiah(Philippines
Date: 01-28 04:06 

Ben,
I really appreciate this "expose'" and your peachy english. Wow i couldn't belive my eyes what i was reading!
Our country needs a revolution!
I think our government better do something about this nonesense!
And i hope Ghanaweb people will play their part in that!
Re: Pornography Brewed In A Ghanaian Pot
Author: FI FI YORK
Date: 01-28 04:00 

well very sad but not surprise in this molding world
no problem, everyone loves sex
Author: pins
Date: 01-28 03:56 

we all love sex, and i see no problem of ghanaians having porn films. it is our freedom and it is great, and as such we shd encourage it to be than in more professional way than condemning it. everywhere in ghana girls fuck around with no money gains. so there is opportunity for ladies to fuck, enjoy themselves whiles making money from such enjoyment. i think it is a great business opportunity and shd be welcome with no haste. i have no problem of patronising the services of harlot. it is sweet, convenient, problem free, and more importantly a means to control our uncontrollable population growth. i totally support it, and nothing can convince me to condemn their work.
GHANAWEB, STOP THIS AT ONCE!
Author: Kofi Portuphy
Date: 01-28 03:54 

Look here, don't you realise that you are only giving publicity to this filthy website?

By all your real or pretended expressions of shock, are you not rather drawing attention to these evil people, and giving them the market which will enrich them to produce more of such filth?

PLEASE PUT AN END TO THIS NONSENSE AT ONCE, AND STARVE THEM OF PUBLICITY. YOU ARE DOING MORE HARM THAN GOOD.

Unless, of course, you are in league with them, using this as a strategy to increase their market.
PORN IS GOOD THERAPY
Author: SURPRISE
Date: 01-28 03:46 

Hey (MR. SOURCE) Tawiah, Benjamin or whatever u call yourself. if you dont like porn then dont write anything about it. Keep ur opinions to urself. You dont have to say that porn is not for US. When ur ass cant get it up isnt that what you watch to prep you? why is it okay for other countries to do it but not ghanaians? dont be a hypocrite you act like u have never seen porn before.

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