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Ghanaian Chiefs now detest women... they issued a directive saying women can't cross a certain river during their period

Traditional Chiefs in Central Ghana are starting to see girls as persona non grata. This is reflective in a new directive they released. According to BBC, they (traditional chiefs) have banned girls who are menstruating from crossing River Ofin in Ghana.  The chiefs claim to be enforcing a directive from the river god.

River Ofin in Central Ghana which serves as a boundary between the Ashanti and Central Region is also used by children who have to cross it to school in Kyekyewere, East District. So what this means is that, young girls will have to stay home during their period so as not to offend the river god.

UNICEF's mental hygiene ambassador Shamima Muslim Alhassan told BBC, that the order violates girl's right to education:

It seems the gods are really powerful aren’t they? Sometimes I think that we need to ask for some form of accountability from these gods who continue to bar a lot of things from happening, to account for how they have used the tremendous power that we have given them.”

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