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
In Awareness, Forced Prostitution, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on December 23, 2012 at 9:05 am
Cindy was a poor girl in rural China when a neighbor and her husband offered to give her work at a restaurant their friends opened in Africa. Cindy dropped out of school and went with the couple to Ghana, only to fall victim to a Chinese sex trafficking ring. She was taken to live in a brothel with other Chinese women, and her passport and return tickets were confiscated. Her traffickers forced her to engage in commercial sex and beat her when she refused. They made her peruse casinos to attract white men. The traffickers took Cindy’s money, telling her she had to repay them for her travel and accommodation costs. A Ghanaian investigative journalist exposed the ring, and the traffickers were prosecuted in a Ghanaian court. With NGO assistance, Cindy and the other women returned to China and are trying to rebuild their lives.
Source: US State Department