WELCOME TO SAG
Stop Abuse Ghana (SAG) is a non-governmental organization established to eradicate all forms of abuse in Ghana through advocacy, promotion of human rights, provision of counselling services for victims, community outreach programmes and working with the media. We are a non-profit social services organization tasked with developing sustainable change and creating a safety net for vulnerable people in Ghana.
It is often said that civilization can be measured against the degree to which the community itself contributes towards the well-being and social development of the community at large (Boyden & Vickers, 2004). In as much as a community’s needs are inevitably greater than the resources available, SAG seeks to act on behalf of the community, caring, protecting and helping all victims of abuse in Ghana. There has been an ever-increasing demand for social services such as education, therapeutic interventions, access to justice, and many more for victims of abuse in Ghana due to poverty, lack of access to justice and ignorance of laws governing abuses in the country.
“I’m a survivor of domestic violence. I became profoundly deaf from that event. It was many years ago and, of course, it was the ending to many years of abuse. I married at the age of 16 and the person that I married was an abuser. We lived together for 12 and a half years. Finally, I divorced him. Later, I married a second person and that person was a terrible, much worse abuser. On the final day of violence, he threw me against the wall. He jumped on my head and snapped my neck sideways. Left me with a jaw broken in two places, my nose broken, all my teeth kicked out, blood running out of my ears, and profoundly deaf. Through the next few years, I had several surgeries that repaired most of that”.