Child trafficking has become a serious concern to the Government of Ghana, the media and several civil society organisations in the country today.

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The Greater Accra Regional Director of Social Welfare Department, Mr. Otu Asiedu has disclosed that about 61,492 children in Accra are victims of "streetism".

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Vice President John Dramani Mahama has urged African governments and stakeholders to step up efforts at curbing the growing menace of child sexual abuse on the continent.

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A non-governmental organization (NGO), Songtaba operating in the Northern Region, has recommended the enactment of bye-laws with guidelines and sanctions by District Assemblies to halt violations against girls.

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When Jack Sabadgou left Ghana for Switzerland 10 years ago, he left his infant daughter behind to be raised by her mother. Now he wants his child back, and he is running out of time in a bid to save her from the banned traditional practice of female genital mutilation.

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Journalists have called on the National Steering Committee on Child Labour to ensure the effective implementation of the National Plan of Action (NPA) on the elimination of child labour.

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Leading chocolate maker, Hershey Company, has announced a scheme aimed at addressing the illegal use of child labour in the cocoa industry in West Africa.

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Last Wednesday, AwaaWaa2 launched its weeklong celebration packed with activities to encourage people to accept and embrace children and other persons with communication difficulties.

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Tens of thousands of children work on Ghana’s cocoa plantations - often doing hazardous tasks when they should be at school - but change is coming.

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Akosua* is 16 years old. Her mother passed away, and she lives with her grandmother in Ajumako District in Ghana. Her school uniform is patched. She wears slippers to school. Akosua’s classmates began taunting her about her appearance, pressuring her to have sex with a man in her community in exchange for money and clothes. The harsh words hurt her feelings, but didn’t break her spirit.

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