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The Pan African Organisation for Research and Protection of Violence on Women and Children (PAORP-VWC) has engaged media practitioners in Tamale to plan and enhance strategies in child rights protection campaigns.
The workshop held was to discuss and design strategies to effectively promote laws and policies which protected children in northern Ghana, and it would come up with appropriate broadcast programmes and slots for children's rights education.
The workshop formed part of a three-year duration project dubbed: "Promotion of Protection against Child Trafficking and Child, Early and Forced Marriage in Northern Ghana", and funded by KiRA Germany.
The project is set to focus on Tolon, Kumbugun, Gushegu, Zabzugu and Tatale districts of the Northern Region, where it has been observed that early and forced marriages are high.
Dr Peter Ndonwie, Director of PAORP, said the organisation needed genuine collaboration from the media to reach remote areas, where the people disregarded children’s rights as an essential component for their growth.
He said there are many areas within the Northern Region where the rights of children are undermined adding that these children needed such interventions to be safe from early and forced marriages.
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