Ursula Owusu-Ekuful urges women to report cases of forced anal sex to the police

During a recent debate in Parliament over the Promotion of Proper Sexual Human Rights and Ghanaian Family Values bill, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West, spoke out against coerced sexual acts. Owusu-Ekuful stressed that engaging in oral and anal sex, regardless of the gender involved, is illegal under the Anti-LGBTQ bill and constitutes a criminal offense. She expressed concern over reports of wives facing threats of divorce for refusing to participate in these acts and urged affected women and young girls to seek help from the police. Owusu-Ekuful highlighted the significance of the proposed bill in addressing such issues and emphasized that any form of coerced sexual activity is against the law. The bill has received support from other legislators, including Bernard Ahiafor, Nelson Rockson Dafeamekpor, Sam George, Murtala Mohammed, and John Ntim Foruor. The unanimous support shown by Members of Parliament indicates a strong push for the bill’s passage. Following the bill’s second reading, it will proceed to the consideration stage before a third reading, signaling its eventual passage.

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