About Domestic Violence Secretariat

The Domestic Violence Secretariat was established by Domestic Violence Act, 2007 Act 732. The Secretariat is managed by a thirteen (13) member Management Board established by the Domestic Violence Act. The overall goal of the Domestic Violence Secretariat (DVS) is to facilitate the elimination of domestic violence from the Ghanaian Society, create family cohesion and provide for a peaceful environment for national development.


The mandate of the Domestic Violence Secretariat is to provide protection against domestic violence particularly for women and children.

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A domestic violence free society and a strong family cohesion which will contribute effectively towards National development process in Ghana by 2017.


Facilitate an effective coordination and efficient response actions to combat domestic violence and protect the fundamental human rights of women and children in Ghana through a broad-based (multi-sectoral) approach.


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