Sunyani, Nov. 10, GNA – A 10- year national project to empower stakeholders to prevent child abuse, would be launched at Odumase in the Sunyani West District of the Brong Ahafo Region on Thursday November 11. The “Ghana Child Abuse Prevention Programme” (G-CAPP) is an initiative of the Global Media Foundation (GLOMEF), a Sunyani-based human rights media foundation. A statement signed by Mr Michael Boateng, Communication Director of GLOMEF and made available to the Ghana News Agency in Sunyani on Tuesday said the main goal of G-CAPP is to create public awareness on child abuse.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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