Habiba Khalid, a mother of four, is currently pursuing a case with the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) after her husband brutally beat her over Facebook chats she had with someone onli
After discovering Habiba joyfully speaking with someone on Facebook whom he assumed to be her lover, her husband beat her. She is currently seeking medical attention.
The Ghanaian woman admitted to communicating on Messenger with a “friend” she met on Facebook while speaking on Hafiz TV.
She asserted she was compelled to seek “talking friends” on social media as a result of her husband’s treatment and neglect in the marriage, which he has refused to address despite her complaints.
She did, however, add that there was nothing between her and the aforementioned Facebook friend.
Her husband of 9 years and four children, she claims, did not take kindly to her talking to another man and proceeded to punch her up and down.
The hubby mercilessly abused her, and her screams drew attention, but no one could respond because they were in a residential building.
The families of the married couple have met to resolve the dispute outside of court to ensure that the woman can return home.
According to a recent United States report, Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is a pandemic that affects 1 in 3 women in their lifetime. The US disclosed this when it supported the Ghana Police Service’s Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) “One-Stop Center”
The Center, located behind GPS Headquarters, was established to respond to domestic violence cases and to help ensure survivors of domestic violence can feel safe and secure to report the crimes committed against them and find services to start their healing.
The US Ambassador’s tour of the DOVVSU One-Stop Center is part of the the Embassy’s support of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, a global rallying cry that aims to raise awareness about the consequences of GBV and to urge the government, community, corporate, and philanthropic sectors to take action.
From November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, to December 10, the International Human Rights Day, the 16 Days initiative is in effect.