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Locked Down with Abusers: COVID-19 and Access to Justice for Domestic Violence Victims in Ghana


*By Maame Efua Addadzi-Koom

Photo credits: https://files.womenshealth.gov/files/styles/masthead/public/images/rs_domestic-violence-new.jpg?

The anti-coronavirus lockdown and social distancing directives in most countries around the world have confined people to their homes for prolonged periods of time. In Ghana, President Nana Akufo-Addo, on Friday 27 March 2020 declared a two-week partial lockdown which was to take effect within 48 hours in specific areas within Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi while the earlier social distancing measures imposed remained in force in the rest of the country. In the midst of all these preventive measures,