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Violence against Women and Girls: Female Filmmakers Critique the Menace

Violence against Women and Girls: Female Filmmakers Critique the Menace Violence against Women and Girls: Female Filmmaker s Critique the Menace joyce osei owusu Introduction as Trokosi, and child marriages, have per - sisted for centuries. the global fight against gender inequal - Ghana’s government enshrined its commit - ity and social injustice has grown steadily, ment to women’s rights in its 1992 cons- titu and after many years of dedication, it has tion—specifically covering protection of fu-nda become indisputably a priority for global and mental human rights and freedom, right to life, national development that is reshaping po - li personal liberty, respect for human dignity, cies and decision-making. The integration of protection from slavery and forced labor - , pro the agenda for gender equality and women’s tection from discrimination, and protection of and girls’ empowerment with Ghana’s national the rights of women and children. Ghana also development efforts has yielded some mod - ratified several international human rights est progress F . or example, the enactment of instruments, including the 1979 Convention various laws and policies has increased girls’ on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimin - a access to education. As a result, there are now tion against Women (CEDAW), the 1995 Beijing more http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Film and Video University of Illinois Press

Violence against Women and Girls: Female Filmmakers Critique the Menace

Journal of Film and Video , Volume 74 (1) – Apr 6, 2022

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Abstract

Violence against Women and Girls: Female Filmmaker s Critique the Menace joyce osei owusu Introduction as Trokosi, and child marriages, have per - sisted for centuries. the global fight against gender inequal - Ghana’s government enshrined its commit - ity and social injustice has grown steadily, ment to women’s rights in its 1992 cons- titu and after many years of dedication, it has tion—specifically covering protection of fu-nda become indisputably a priority for global and mental human rights and freedom, right to life, national development that is reshaping po - li personal liberty, respect for human dignity, cies and decision-making. The integration of protection from slavery and forced labor - , pro the agenda for gender equality and women’s tection from discrimination, and protection of and girls’ empowerment with Ghana’s national the rights of women and children. Ghana also development efforts has yielded some mod - ratified several international human rights est progress F . or example, the enactment of instruments, including the 1979 Convention various laws and policies has increased girls’ on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimin - a access to education. As a result, there are now tion against Women (CEDAW), the 1995 Beijing more

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Journal of Film and VideoUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: Apr 6, 2022

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