There is nothing unusual about a young woman having sugar daddies in Ghana. But the reason Ghanaians were so outraged was not the fact the young lady in question said she sleeps with married men to survive but it was that she generalized her views and claimed she had no choice because of the tough Ghanaian economy. It seems an attempt to dive into the evolving sexual habits and lifestyle preferences of people around the globe in a fast-changing world. It seems to have worked, especially with Ghanaians. She boldly and bluntly shares her personal story about sleeping with married men who in turn finance her lifestyle because there are few opportunities for women in Ghana. In fact, Ghana is forecast to be the fastest growing economy in the world in and there are probably as many opportunities for women as there are for men—if not more.
A CNN interview sparked another Ghana backlash and a debate about women, sex and love
Women in Ghana - Wikipedia
A better understanding is needed of the variables that may influence the risk of experiencing coerced sex among adolescent females in Sub-Saharan Africa. Data were collected from female respondents who were interviewed in and waves of a longitudinal study of behavioral risk for HIV infection among youth aged 13—14 or 18—19 and living in two towns in southeastern Ghana. A series of logistic regression models examined the influences of household composition and wealth, four family process variables behavioral control, relationship quality, financial support, conflict , school enrollment and relationship experience on females' risk of experiencing coerced sex. In both cross-sectional and prospective models, the variable with the strongest association with having experienced coerced sex was having ever had a boyfriend fully adjusted odds ratios, 4. In cross-sectional analyses, parental behavioral control was negatively associated with risk for coerced sex, while parental conflict was positively associated; these associations were not significant in the prospective analyses. Having a boyfriend appears to be the primary predictor of coerced sex among young females, beyond any influence of family, school or other household variables. More research is needed to understand the context of females' relationships with boyfriends in an effort to reduce the risk of sexual coercion and to promote the prevention of sexual violence perpetrated by males within these relationships.
Women in Ghana
CNN is committed to covering gender inequality wherever it occurs in the world. This story is part of As Equals , an ongoing series. Click here for more stories from the As Equals series. Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah poses in her bedroom at her home in Accra, Ghana. She wants women to have good sex.
Two Ghanaian university lecturers have been suspended without pay after a BBC investigation reported they had sexually harassed undercover reporters posing as students. A Nigerian lecturer was also suspended after it was broadcast in October. Four academics were secretly filmed as part of a year-long investigation.