Child Labour is a widespread problem in various sectors of Ghana’s economy. Especially in the fishing industry, child labour is common, and children are involved in hazardous task that are detrimental to their physical or psychological well-being and their formal education. This report focused on data collection in various fishing communities around Lake Volta to find out the numbers of child labourers involved in the fishing industries, their gender and age distribution and work tasks and how they are treated by their superiors. The findings of this study are alarming, because the number of child labourers around Lake Volta are much higher than previously assumed. We will show in this report that around 60% of the children interviewed are child laborers, performing tasks such as diving and disentangling nets or processing fish. It was previously assumed that most child laborers in the fishing industry are boys and that more girls are employed in domestic workspaces. This report, however, will show that the gender distribution is not as rigid and that roughly 60% of the child laborers are male and 40% female.

Children hidden in plain sight: A report on the state of child labour in the fishing industry of Lake Volta (Ghana) - James Kofi Annan, Kai Kersten, and Enock Dery Pufaa (Challenging Heights), 2022 DOWNLOAD

post

page

attachment

revision

nav_menu_item

custom_css

customize_changeset

oembed_cache

user_request

wp_block

acf-field-group

acf-field

ai1ec_event

Still in chains
News & Analysis

A UK House of Lords report is highly critical of the apathy shown by the private sector towards combating modern slavery in their supply chains. Over 40 million people around the world are believed to work in conditions constituting modern slave...Read More

TAGS: Europe
Congressional Hearing: The Role of Technology in Countering Trafficking in Persons
News & AnalysisVideosEvents

When: July 28, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Hannah Darnton, representing Tech Against Trafficking, is participating in a Congressional Hearing on ‘The Role of Technology in Countering Trafficking in Persons‘: Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 – 10:00am Location: Online via videoconferencing Subcommittees: Subcommittee on Research and Technology (116th...

Responsible Business Conduct in Times of War: Implications For Essential Goods and Services Providers in Ukraine
News & AnalysisGuidanceStandards & Codes of Conduct

Access to essential goods and services during war is critical. In many cases, people’s lives depend on it. The subject introduces many complex questions. What goods and services are essential in the war? Is it the exclusive responsibility of the s...Read More

TAGS: Europe
Exploitation on the Rise: Modern Slavery and COVID-19
COVID-19 resourcesNews & Analysis

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reports human trafficking in every country; however, these crimes are rarely discussed. Offenders target marginalized and low-income communities and individuals. With the assistance of the dark we...Read More

TAGS: Global