iSpace Foundation has launched its maiden edition of the Gender Based Project (GBV) with the aim of using IT solutions to curb the spate of gender related issues in Ghana.
The project is also aimed at supporting NGO’s and CSO’s to come up with technological and innovative ways of solving violence against women while creating a sustainable and safer space for women
Present at the event was the National Coordinator for Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU), Superintendent Evelyn Borbor Kuglemu who indicated that: “Government is always ready to partner this laudable initiative by ISpace Foundation to ensure that gender based violence is brought to its barest minimum and possibly eradicated”.
According to her, a report by DOVVSU in 2000 and 2013 indicated that, 177,840 cases of rape, incest and child marriages were reported. In this regard, the organisation and its various stakeholders have joined hands together to positively and tirelessly fight against gender based violence within the country and even beyond.
Projects Manager for iSpace Foundation, Monique Gyenfi, also revealed that the goal of the project is to ensure that persons, including victims and survivors of gender based violence as well as trauma experts, lawyers, doctors and anyone who is passionate about gender based violence are put on a platform to facilitate the fight against gender based violence.
She subsequently called on other stakeholders and other private organization to put all hands on deck towards the eradication of Gender Based Violence.
iSpace Foundation is an NGO which doubles as a tech hub offering website development, coding and other tech related activities.