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Ghana: Information on avenues available to women in Ghana who seek protection from domestic violence in theory and in practice, including law and recourse to legal authorities, government agencies, and women's groups

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 December 1997
Citation / Document Symbol GHA28320.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Ghana: Information on avenues available to women in Ghana who seek protection from domestic violence in theory and in practice, including law and recourse to legal authorities, government agencies, and women's groups, 1 December 1997, GHA28320.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ac3614.html [accessed 30 July 2014]
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Apart from information contained in Response to Information Request GHA26048.E of 27 January 1997 and the several other Responses to Information Requests on domestic violence in Ghana available at Regional Documentation Centres, information on avenues available to women who seek protection from domestic violence could not be found among the sources currently available to the Research Directorate.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.

Sources Consulted

Africa Confidential [London]. Weekly

Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural Series [London]. Monthly.

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1996. 1997.

The Europa World Year Book 1996. 1996. 37th ed. Vol. 2. London: Europa Publications.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports. 1996.

Human Rights Watch World Report. 1996, 1997.

Horn of Africa Bulletin [Uppsala]. Bimonthly.

Keesing's Record of World Events [Cambridge]. 1996-1997.

New African [London]. Monthly.

West Africa [London]. Weekly.

Electronic sources: IRB Databases, LEXIS/NEXIS, Internet, World News Connection (WNC).

Two oral sources consulted did not provide information on the requested subject.

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