This report is based on the Ghana Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey, conducted in 2006 by Ghana Statistical Service and the Ministry of Health. The survey provides valuable information on the situation of women, men and children in Ghana. It was based largely on the need to monitor progress towards goals and targets emanating from recent international agreements, the Millennium Declaration, adopted by all 191 United Nations Member States in September 2000 and the Plan of Action of A World Fit for Children, adopted by 189 Member States at the United Nations Special Session on Children in May 2002.
Within the Child Protection Chapter of the report, statistics are provided on:
- female genital mutilation;
- early marriage; and
- attitudes toward domestic violence.
Source of Information
Response of the Government of Ghana to the questionnaire on violence against women, January 2009