On the occasion of the International Day on the Elimination of Violence against Women and Children, the European Union in Ghana (EU) including Member States represented in the country, the United Nations (UN), the High Commission of Canada and partners from Civil Society launched today the Ghana-EU initiative to support the global campaign dubbed “16 days of Activism – Orange the World, end violence against women and girls”, at a Community Durbar in Ada, Ada East District. The campaign is on from 25 November to 10 December 2015. The Community Durbar was also attended by the Deputy Minister, Hon. John Alexander Ackon, of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection of Ghana. Together, the partners presented to the communities approaches to preventing violence. This will be followed by a range of initiatives across the country involving local authorities, schools and the media.Over 300 people from the communities around the Ada East District, gathered to celebrate the launch of the Campaign. “This campaign that we are launching today is not just a renewed effort at ending violence against women and children, it is also an effort aimed at preventing it from happening in the first place”, explained Maria Pilar Palmero Vaquero, Head of Governance, European Union in Ghana, when she opened the Durbar.The Spanish Ambassador to Ghana, H.E. María Alonso, stated that “the numbers are appalling.