Saving Children Sold Into Slavery in Ghana

 
£63,866
£76,086
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Since 2002, IOM and its partner NGOs and Government agencies have been working to rescue, rehabilitate and reintegrate children trafficked to the fishing industry in Brong-Ahafo and Volta regions of Ghana. Trafficked children are forced to work under hazardous and exploitative conditions. Previous funding has allowed 732 children to be rescued and reintegrated. However, many trafficked children remain in the fishing industry and we need your support to help them. Become a PARTNER FOR FREEDOM!

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Lake Volta is one of the world's largest man-made lakes and sustains a large fishing industry. Due to extreme poverty and lack of information, some parents/caretakers give their children to fishermen, unaware of the harsh living and working conditions awaiting them. The children work extremely long hours, are mostly deprived of education and often malnourished. Some of them are exposed to physical and sexual abuse. No child should have to endure this, we all have a duty to stop child trafficking

How will this project solve this problem?

Since 2002, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has rescued 732 children and is planning to rescue more children in 2015. The rescue initiative focuses on six key components of human rights education, registration, rehabilitation, rescue, reintegration and empowerment. IOM also educates communities about the rights of children and the responsibility of parents and communities to protect them and not give them away to fishermen. Positive impacts are already being observed.

Potential Long Term Impact

By working closely with the children's home communities and the fishing villages, IOM aims to help break the cycle of trafficking. IOM uses a holistic and long-term approach, following the children for up 2.5 years and working with all the influencing actors to ensure a lasting change has been achieved.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: £63,866
Remaining Goal to be Funded: £76,086
Total Funding Goal: £139,952

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Maria Moreno

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Washington, DC United States

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