Children who enter the labour market prematurely are deprived of critical education and training that can help to lift them, their families and communities out of a cycle of poverty. Child labour, in its worst forms, is likely to expose children to physical, psychological and emotional suffering that can cause long term damage to their lives.
Ghana has become the first country in Africa to start protecting children against two of the continent's deadliest infant diseases with simultaneous vaccinations.
The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs' (ECA) Youth Programs Division is working with organizers of the 12th World Summit of Nobel Laureates in Chicago to empower the next generation of young activists for peace. ECA's Youth Leadership Peace Program is bringing a global youth voice to the summit, both in person and virtually.
Child trafficking has become a serious concern to the Government of Ghana, the media and several civil society organisations in the country today.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Selection of documentaries on key Child Rights issues in Africa from various sources.