child labor, education, poverty
Ghana's Lake Volta region is home to over 20,000 child slaves. Due to a combination of preexisting social problems and a distortion of old cultural practices. a dangerous cycle of human trafficking and child labor is occurring. Most of the child slaves on Lake Volta are doing work that is considered hazardous. In fact, Lake Volta attracts a lot of attention for its reputation as an especially traumatic and abusive avenue for child trafficking. Due to its particularly dangerous and abusive nature. these victims of child trafficking are subject to extreme levels of abuse. trauma. death and disease. and a lack of education. Leading practices for combating child trafficking on Lake Volta include rescuing the kids from slavery, reuniting families, rehabilitation programs, and providing opportunities for trafficking victims.
"Child Labor Trafficking in the Volta Region of Ghana,"
Ballard Brief: Vol. 2021:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/ballardbrief/vol2021/iss1/6