Ghana: VGF Launches Hotline for Domestic Abuse Reporting
In a significant move to contribute to reducing the high incidence of domestic violence in the country, the Vodafone Ghana Foundation (VGF), in collaboration with the Ark Foundation, has launched the first ever care line for the reporting of domestic violence in the country.
The 24-hour hotline - 5555 - would give victims of abuse and those who live in abusive situations the rare opportunity for first line response. Victims would have access to trained professionals who would provide them with expert advice, counselling, police assistance, legal advice and a wide range of other interventions for women and children at risk of abuse.
The hotline 5555 is both an emergency and regular line with both text and voice function, and would be managed by professionals from the Ark Foundation, and funded by the Vodafone Ghana Foundation.