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Serwaa

One evening I had a call from Serwaa (Not her real name). Initially she sounded like she was hysterically laughing. Then it dawned on me she was wailing. It was so confusing that I immediately started walking towards her residence while

COMPREHENSIVE SEXUALITY EDUCATION: LET’S HAVE AN INFORMED CONVERSATION

Image source: UNESCO Less than two months ago I wrote an article calling for a national conversation on Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in our schools. I guess most of my readers did not realize the imminence of the phenomenon. Here we

CONDOMS, OUR CHILDREN AND THE DEED

On Tuesday 4th June 2019, I was privileged to be part of a consultative workshop at the African Reagent Hotel, convened to validate the Ghana State of Youth Development Report. As part of the activities to achieve the goal of the

RACISM MUST BE DEFEATED

Image Source: fra.europa.eu This article is a follow-up to “Maybe the Racist Just Needs to Know More about the Next Race” In my previous article, I shared with you the story of Gabriela and Harold. In case you missed it, here

MAYBE THE RACIST JUST NEEDS TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE NEXT RACE

Share This photo represents much more than just three people having a good laugh as they walk through the streets of Lorca, Spain. When I look at it, I see enlightenment. I see freedom from false knowledge. I see rational thinking.

24 thoughts on “Serwaa”

  1. Thank you, Isaac. While we get help for the victim, let us pursue the perpetrators ( or predators as I choose to call them) and bring them to book before they find their next “prey”. Issues of rape and defilement must not be settled at home!

      1. Hmmm, very educative. Thank you Kbisaac.
        I however believe it will be good to find a way to name and shame the perpetrators, may be without bringing the victim in the picture.

  2. An educative write up. This real case scenario gives a clear picture and understanding to what the victim goes through after such a horrendous act.
    I would also suggest aside punishing the perpetrator, (which is more like cutting the tree at the branch level) can we also educated our males on how to manage their sexuality and how to treat their fellow females with respect (that is uprooting the tree) . Men are raised by women. If our mothers can spend more time teaching their sons how to treat women with love and respect, just maybe this malaise can be drastically reduced.
    Thanks Ike. Wonderful write up.

    1. Deborah Acheampong

      Great, Kbisaac.
      Please let’s not forget ‘rape’ in marriages too.
      These rapists marry later and in their matrimonial homes, it feels weird to enter their wives the normal way the lady would appreciate, in fact for both to appreciate. They unfortunately still do have this ‘rape mind’ and so would prefer to pounce on the lady just to have a feel of him raping someone. They certainly are sick and need help.

  3. Well done Isaac! Blaming the victim is the worst that could happen to anyone. Could be the trigger that pushes people off the cliff. People should either call someone who can help or remain silent instead of causing more hurt by unguarded words, regardless of whatever the circumstances. It’s not our place to issue judgements! Let’s be rather empathetic. Just like the write-up said… could be your relative!

  4. Joy Sarkodie-Addo

    Great write-up, Isaac! The statistics in Ghana is disheartening. May we find strength to play our individual roles in this fight against crime🙏.

  5. Nice write-up. The Justice system should be designed to punish the perpetrators while keeping the victims identity a secret.

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