Online mappers track child slavery in ghana a crowdsourcing project is working with the global fund to end slavery to produce accurate, public data. With pqdt open, you can read the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge. The migrationof girls and young women from northern ghana to the south in search of a betterlife has increased the number of people working as head porters commonly known as kayaye in accra. Children in ghana engage in the worst forms of child labor, including in fishing and cocoa harvesting, sometimes as a result of human trafficking. Ghana are ignorance and lack of education, the ghanaian culture of sending away. Causes of child trafficking lund university publications.
Policy brief on child trafficking in ghana challenging heights. The 2017 report named enhancing criminal accountability and addressing challenges in prosecution efforts, is a report that sought to come up with solutions that will be effective in ending human slavery in the world. Iom supports ghana police to combat child trafficking. In ghana, west africa, the internal trafficking of children is one of the biggest challenges. This type of enslavement, especially among children, could be human traffickingand is stillpractised in 36the volta region. Unicef innocenti research centre the unicef innocenti research centre in florence, italy, was established in 1988 to strengthen the research capability of the united nations childrens fund unicef and to support its advocacy for children worldwide. Special considerations for child victims of trafficking. Pdf trends of child trafficking situation in nigeria and. From child labor problem to human trafficking crisis. Childrens rights, agency and intrahousehold bargaining position article pdf available january 2019 with 34 reads. Child trafficking in ghana united nations office on.
In africa, governments largely rely on the implementation of social programs such as free education and poverty alleviation to. By raggie johansen human trafficking is an international problem affecting millions of people and many countries around the world. The above testimony from a togolese child depicts a brief moment in the long and terrifying ordeal of child trafficking. Standard operating procedures to combat human traf. According to the fifth annual trafficking in persons report tip issued on june 3, 2005 in washington, ghana has become an important source, transit and destination country for women and children trafficked for the purposes of sexual exploitation and forced domestic and commercial labour. Findings on the worst forms of child labor ghana u. Pdf retrafficking in the coastal communities and the. Most of these child victims were familiar with facilitators of trafficking, especially as. Child trafficking is a major human security challenge, globally. Optional protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and child. According to the statistics of child trafficking in ghana, out of 187 territories and countries, ghana was ranked at tier 2 in to watch list countries. Retrafficking in the coastal communities and the volta lake of ghana. Child trafficking into forced labor on lake volta, ghana.
Prohibitions related to the commercial sexual exploitation of children and the use of children for illicit activities do not meet international standards. However, children in ghana continue to engage in the worst forms of child labor, including in fishing and cocoa harvesting, sometimes as a result of human trafficking. Trafficking in human beings, especially women and children, in africa iii. This is adequately captured in the state of the worlds children, 2006.1459 1153 502 1115 1433 967 734 816 1583 1030 1625 751 287 1379 418 1347 1486 539 168 1287 883 1232 1596 936 1003 195 86 1464 1080 302 1429 909 105 775 1498 87 636 335 661 1409