Human Traffic Watch

Child Trafficking: GHANA’S SECRET SHAME

In Child Trafficking, Human Trafficking on February 14, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Child Trafficking is a serious problem facing children in Ghana. Ghana is not the only country involved in child trafficking. It also happens in Togo, Benin and Nigeria among others. Child trafficking is the act of selling children to sell on the street to earn a living or to work in the fishing industry and in other hard labour jobs. Examples of child trafficking are, sending children to sell pure water on the streets or in the markets, to work with fishermen on Lake Volta or to work on the cocoa farms. The work is very dangerous and hard.

Child Trafficking is caused by the following; poverty, lack of education, fear and ignorance. The high cost of litigation or seeking legal aid to address ones problem or to fight abuses like child trafficking does not favour many poor people in society. A lack of education means that those who are not formally educated are at a high risk from various human rights violations.

Source: Voices of the World

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