Ghanaian laws on sexual violence against women are woefully inadequate. Even countries regarded as being exemplary in terms of enactment, implementation, and adherence to the rule of law are found lacking when the matter of sexual violence is at hand.
Not only do different social contexts inform what people perceive as consent and in what times these different definitions should be effected, rape laws which are to be seen as a certain, dependable source of what constitutes consent are themselves a labyrinth to navigate.
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Samuel Kwadwo Owusu-Ansah
Research Analyst, borg.
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