Child Rape in Ghana: Lifting the Veil
This book analyzes the etiology of child rape in Ghana within the framework of rape culture. By applying feminist perspectives and psychological theories to laws in Ghana to protect children against sexual abuse, this book creates room for both victims and perpetrators to tell their stories while also incorporating the views of the public through a textual analysis of reader comments on child rape in the nation’s newspapers. The presentation of both victims’ and perpetrators’ perspectives is done with the goal of drawing attention to the pervasiveness of child rape in Ghanaian society and to provide a lens through which we can detect potentially dangerous situations that can lead to child molestation in our homes and communities, revealing lapses in social organization and interactions that make child rape possible.
Rowman & Littlefield
Africa, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Child Rape
Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Donkor, Martha, "Child Rape in Ghana: Lifting the Veil" (2019). College of Arts & Humanities Faculty Books. 4.