Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities
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Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol.5, No.3, Sep. 2019, Pub. Date: Jun. 4, 2019
Gender Based Violence: Performance Appraisal of Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Ghana
Pages: 253-259 Views: 108 Downloads: 101
Authors
[01] Bismark Kwasi Osei, Department of Social Science, Seventh Day Adventist College of Education, Koforidua-Asokore, Ghana.
[02] Veronica Serwaa Ofosu, Department of Languages, Seventh Day Adventist College of Education, Koforidua-Asokore, Ghana.
[03] Cecilia Ofosua Odame, Department of Languages, Seventh Day Adventist College of Education, Koforidua-Asokore, Ghana.
[04] Wisdom Blackson Agbanyo, Department of Languages, Seventh Day Adventist College of Education, Koforidua-Asokore, Ghana.
Abstract
Researching on the role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in mitigating gender based violence in Ghana has become necessary particularly in the Accra Metropolis due to high rate of its reported cases. Qualitatively, Descriptive survey design was employed for the study. Purposive, convenience and random sampling techniques were used to select the respondents for the study. The main instruments used in gathering relevant data were a semi-structured questionnaire and an interview guide. The research revealed that, emergency shelter, counselling, legal aid support and medical assistance are provided by NGOs to victims. Financial assistance, educational support and advocacy programmes are also offered to victims to address their problems. The study recommended that NGOs should set up telephone hotlines where victims in distress can reach out to these organizations for immediate assistance.
Keywords
Performance, Appraisal, Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs), Gender, Violence, Ghana
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