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.
The strategies for achieving this vision include advocacy, services and activities to improve abuse policy, prevent violence, and provide care, support, and access to justice SAG adopts an integrated approach to prevent and respond to abuse in Ghana through the following thematic areas: Advocacy, Prevention, Care and Support, and Access to Justice
To have a Ghana free of abuse and gender-based violence where human rights are upheld and all live in amity and accord.
- Reliability and Trustworthiness
- Efficiency and Effectiveness
- Modernization and Quality
- Client Orientation
- Respect for all Human Rights and Gender Equality
- Participation and Inclusiveness
- To relieve the anguish of women, men and children who have experienced any form of abuse, be it, sexual abuse and sexual violence and/or domestic abuse, and support all victims to access appropriate services.
- To educate and raise awareness of the issues of abuse.
- To train to a professional standard all those that will provide services that further the purposes of the organization.
- Provide free confidential services for women, men, and children, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexuality, age and other discriminatory factors, which includes telephone, one-to-one support group work, advocacy and counselling.
- Providing a telephone support service for supporters/family of survivors.
- Providing information and advice to other individuals and agencies.
- Recruiting, training and supporting volunteers.
- Providing high quality training, support, supervision and continuous professional development for all staff, volunteers and trustees.
- Delivering training and talks to external agencies in the local community.
- Monitoring and evaluating all service provision and policies on a continual basis involving the women who use our services, volunteers, staff and other agencies.
- Identifying areas of unmet need and taking appropriate action.
- Working with other individuals and agencies to further the aims of SAG.
- Raising funds to meet the needs of the service.
- Raising awareness about gender-based violence.
- Actively challenging the values, beliefs and behavior which contribute to women’s oppression.