Vicky Hammah criticises shameful treatment of Accra Mall ‘thieves’

Victoria Hammah

Victoria Hammah

The former Deputy Communications Minister, Victoria Hammah has criticised the humiliation of three ‘legon’ girls who allegedly stole panties at Mr Price shop at the Accra Mall.

Below is Ms Hammah’s post on her Facebook wall:

“This week has awakened Ghana to another horrid story of gender – based violence. A young woman was stripped naked in the Northern Region of Ghana and three women were subjected to crawl on their knees at the Accra Mall allegedly for stealing.”

These two incidences which witnessed young Ghanaian women subjected to assault and public humiliation is an unfortunate reflection of the endemic reality of violence against women in our society.

57 years after Ghana has obtained a self – determination government, a struggle that was fought by both women and men, youth and adult, rich and poor, the Ghanaian woman is yet to experience her independence as a free citizen whose fundamental human rights enshrined in the constitution must be respected!

These two isolated incidences is a shame and must be condemned by all right thinking Ghanaians!

The abuse of one woman is an abuse to all women!”

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