This study proposes that the root cause of violence against women, which includes marital rape, is gender discrimination. The primary objective of the author is to establish the role of the law in confronting marital rape in Ghana. It seeks to determine what the status of women is in Ghana and how this intersects with the legal framework on marital rape to either exacerbate their vulnerability to this crime or ameliorate it. This study also investigates how international, regional and domestic human rights laws can be used to address discrimination against women to solve the problem of marital rape. Finally, this study seeks to determine how
the impact of the law can be maximised by highlighting some of the main challenges posed
to its implementation and then proposing possible solutions to such challenges.
A Dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Law University of Pretoria, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree Masters of Law (LLM in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa). Prepared under the supervision of EY Benneh, Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, Legon.
Thesis (LLM (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa))--University of Pretoria, 2009.