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Rape victims in Ghana are being forced to pay two months' wages for a medical exam

from Independent

Reporting rape is traumatic for anyone, but having to pay two months' wages to complete the medical form prevents many in Ghana from seeking justice, said a leading actor whose campaign to waive fees has reached the presidential palace. British-Ghanaian actor Ama K. Abebrese – who starred with Idris Elba in the award-winning 2015 drama Beasts of No Nation – started a petition after hearing about the prohibitive charges in the West African nation where rape convictions are rare. more

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