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This presentation was delivered by the INDPETH Network (Nana Oye) to a workshop at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine on improving the use of research in policy and practice.

This presentation was delivered by the INDPETH Network (Nana Oye) to a workshop at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine on improving the use of research in policy and practice.

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  • 1. NANA OYE LITHUR
  • 2.  INDEP Ne o TH tw rk c m is io d re e rc to a s s o m s ne sa h ses thele a a p lic fra e o o g l nd o y m w rk n SRH in Gha , a a s s ing na nd s e s c m lia ew thela s o p nc ith w, p te tio o SRH rig ro c n f hts  Wid g p w reid ntifie a the e as e e d nd ne d fo p litic l inte ntio e r o a rve n re o m nd d to fa ilita hig cm e e c te h le l inte ntio ve rve n  Ac l a tivity p nne w stw tua c la d a o a aha ho m e nd lf urs e tingw ith P rls To d c sfind so s y a . is us ing f tud a s lic the s p rt nd o it ir up o
  • 3. WHAT WERE THE ISSUES? -SRH w sno o thea e a a t n g nd , lo vis ility o the w ib n p litic l la s a e o a nd c p -INDEP ha fa ilita d TH d c te re e rc tha a ula dthe s a h t rtic te is ueo a d s ingSRH s f d re s -Thed b te s und the e a s urro ing DV Bill p vid da ro e n o p rtunity top s nt ac s po re e ae toP rlia e ria a m nta ns
  • 4. Reproductive health, sex abuse and violations  The a o afe re rra m d tothehe lth s c r, the re re nly w fe ls a e a e to re isund r-re o e p rtingb he lth p vid rs a noc a y a ro e , nd le r c o ina n o linksw DOVVSU o rd tio r ith  Nop pro hyla p vid dfo ra ea d file e vic s xis ro e r p nd e m nt tim p c the a ris o c ntra tingHIV la ing m t k f o c  Altho h g nd r-b s dvio nc isac m o nt o the ug e e a e le e o p ne f Re ro uc p d tiveHe lth P lic the a nop to o a o te o a o y, re re ro c ls d p d n a p a n in he lth c rec ntre p lic tio a a e s  Victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence have to pay for medical reports and medical examinations after assault rape and defilement, which adversely affects prosecution where victims cannot afford to pay
  • 5. DOVVSU Statistics on Prosecution of cases- 2007 Types of case Number of Percentage (%) (Totals) Cases Total of Reports 17315 100 Investigating 13679 79 Closed 2015 11.6 Sent to Court 1091 6.3 Awaiting Trial 944 5.4 Convicted 93 0.5 Refused 644 3.7 Acquitted 54 0.3
  • 6. WHAT WERE THE FACTS/GAPS IDENTIFIED? -SRH rig w reno b ing hts e t e a e a ly p te te d q te ro c d -TheSta w sno a he te a t d ring tothe le a o lig tio ir g l b a ns - p ym nt o m d a fe s a e f e ic l e w shind ring a e inve tig tio o s xua s a n f e l a us a d m s b e nd o e tic vio nc c s s le e a e
  • 7. THE STRATEGIES WE ADOPTED  P rtne hipw C rk o a rs ith le f P rl.,itsa m He d a d . a  -Ke c lla o tio w y o b ra n ith C rkso re va P rl. le f le nt a c m itte s o m e  Fa ilita c tingm d e ia d c s nstog ne te is us io e ra inte s a p s nt a re t nd re e cme o p llinghum n s ry a to  W rkinga undP rl. Tim , o ro a e m kings s io s rt a a e s n ho nd s c t uc inc
  • 8. S TRATEGIES CONTD.  Lo b b yingC ir o the ha f C m . b fo ha o m e re nd  Ma kinginfo e s . a ily a c s ib , c e s le  He ingP rl. to d ft lp a ra s te e ta m nts  Us p rs na sw ll ing e o litie e kno n in SRH in w Gha ;P f Binka Dr na ro , Ba a Na Oyeto w , na d live p p rs e r ae
  • 9. STRATEGIES  C re a fully p c g a ka ing msa e es g  Be a ila lefo ing va b r fo w llo -up  Ho ingtw s s q nt ld o ub e ue re io l w rks p a g na o ho s nd invo lvingMP in the S ir c ns o titue ie nc s  Se ingthe up a sa nd m d te nd c p so re o o ie f p rts
  • 10. WAYS ADOPTED TO SUSTAIN THE DIALOGUE  Fo w up llo ing ‘ip m tic lly’ ith the d lo a a w C m itte c rks o m e le  Mo r s te e b nite ta m nts y P rls o theflo r thro h a . n o ug them de ia  Ma ap ic l p s nc ke hys a re e e during c ns e tio o o id ra n f theDV Bill
  • 11. MORE POINTS  Ma c a ke le r re o m nd tio tha w c m e a ns t ill b e s tofo wa e ay llo nd re tere o m nd tio la c m e a ns d c w them nd te ire tly ith a a o theP rls f a .
  • 12. A COMPELLING HUMAN STORY:MAHAD SEIDU  MahadSe u, a19ye r oldgirl id a w rkingin Ac raa ahe d p rte w s o c s a o r a kid p e , tie in c ins p d c d na p d d ha , a lo ke a c nc a d und r thes a o a nd o e le e et f tro b und fo W le a , 72 km tro o r a w le 3 no The s w stob fo e into rth. re he a e rc d m rria ew ab ine sm n. a g ith us s a  A te mo p lic m n fro theMTTU a f o e e m re c dhe b fo thetruc s t o s ue r e re k e ff a a s d tw m n nd rre te o e  Thes p c c im d to ha b e us e ts la e ve e n s nt b theg sp re toAc rato e y irl’ a nts c ta he b c tothevilla etob ke r a k g e m rrie o a d ff
  • 13. THE MEDIA AS AN ALLY  Brie d ke s le te fe y e c d m d o theis ue e ia n s s  Us d a a y e ting e lre d xis SRH m d ne o e ia tw rk  Invite m d a d e ia s p rtic a a no a ip nts nd t m re to c ve e nt e ly o r ve  Did no invitem d fo t e ia r P rl. W rks p a o ho  P vid d ,m d w ro e e ia ith re o p rts
  • 14. SO WHAT CHANGED?  A s e ific pc p vis n w s ro io a ins rte in the e d DV Ac t s ula tip tingtha t md a e ic l a s ta e s is nc s ug und r o ht e theDV Ac t w b fre o ill e e f c rg ha e
  • 15. WHY WAS THE NOVEL?  It w sno a t inc e in lud d d ft Bill ra s m d to ub itte C b ta a ine nd fo a e to rw rd d P rl. a  P rl. p ying a la ke le is tive y g la func n s tio uo m to o
  • 16. HAS THIS LED TO BETTER PROTECTION?  NO!  Fe ss b ing e till e d m nd d b he lth e a e y a p vid rsa o re io l ro e s ur g na w rks p re a d o ho s ve le  He lth p vid rsno a ro e t a a o thela w re f w  Ne d to w rk w e o ith Gha He lth Se e to na a rvic e rc la . nfo e w
  • 17. P rtic a a there io l w rks p o SRH in Kum s a ip nts t g na o ho n a i, As nti re io –tw m m e o P rl., q e o rs ha g n o e b rs f a ue nm the , re io l he d o So ia W lfa , Hum n Rig g na a s f c l e re a hts C m is io o ms n
  • 18. CONCLUSIONS -It isd ult b it w rks iffic ut o ! -C d ility a them s a e re ib nd es g b a r isc a fo a tio e re ritic l r c n to ha p n, the ha tob pe re s e a‘o c c nne t’ -Thee a e e ha to b ng g m nt s e s ta dfo theo je tive us ine r b c oe c f ffe tivep te tio o ro c n f SRH to b fully re lis d e a e