Community-based Approach to Ending Human Trafficking: The Effectiveness of “My Right My Future” in Addressing Child Labor and Trafficking in Ghana, West Africa
Agyemang, Eric Opoku Opoku
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There are 152 million children in the world who victims of child labor; while 73 million are involved in hazardous labor. Almost half of child labor (72.1 million) is found in Africa. 1 in 5 children in Africa (19.6%) is a child laborer, whilst prevalence in other regions such as Arab States, Asia, and Europe is between 3% and 7% (ILO, 2017). This thesis evaluates a community-based intervention implemented in Ghana, West Africa to address the problem. The project contributed to an 8% increase in school Enrollment, an equivalence of 706 in 1.5 years after implementation. The purpose of this thesis is to provide insights of this project to support the efforts of anti-trafficking institutions. In addition, to create awareness on the trauma-relatedness and a call to action for social workers to develop clinical interventions to support victims. It also discusses various limitations, implications, and future directions for the study.
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