Country Ghana
Year 2005
Type of Measure Institutional mechanisms, Police > Protocols and guidelines
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description


This unit was set up by the government to help the Police Service to address the situation of domestic violence. The unit has become to be an important avenue for many women and children, who are victims of domestic violence. The unit has assisted victims of the following forms of violence:

  1. Non-maintenance of children

  2. Sexual abuse - rape and defilement

  3. Physical assault

  4. Indictment assault

  5. Fraud

Geographical location and distribution: 11 regional offices in the whole country and 63 district offices, 170 officers at post nationwide.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Ghana to the questionnaire on violence against women, January 2009