Country Ghana
Year 2008
Type of Measure Institutional mechanisms
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

The Domestic Violence Management Board was established under the Domestic Violence Act , 2007 (Act 732) sections 36 - 37.

Mandate/ Functions of the Management Board

  1. Make recommendations for a national plan of action against domestic violence and monitor and report on the progress of the national plan of action through the Minister.

  2. Advise the Minister on Policy matters under the Act.

  3. Propose and promote strategies to prevent and combat domestic violence.

  4. Liaise with government agencies and organizations to promote the rehabilitation and reintegration of victims of domestic violence.

  5. Prepare guidelines for disbursement from the fund.

  6. Manage the fund.

  7. Conduct research on International and Regional Development and into standards for dealing with matters of domestic violence.

  8. Deal with any matters concerned with domestic violence.

Date established: July 2008

Details of membership:
  • The Chairperson who is the Minister responsible for Women and Children's Affairs or her representative

  • Representatives of the Attorney- General not below the level of Principal State Attorney

  • The Ministry of Local Government

  • The Ministry for Health, The Department of Social Welfare

  • The Ministry of Education

  • The Police Service

  • Two representatives of civil society organizations

  • Four persons nominated by the President

Source of Information

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