The United States government says Ghanaian women are being forced into prostitution and forced labour in foreign countries, particularly in the Middle East.
According to the US State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Report 2013, Ghanaian women migrating to the Middle East to work are forced into prostitution upon their arrival.
The Child Protection Committee of the Community of Sanyang, under the Protect of Child Fund, The Gambia, on Friday, 14th June, 2013 held a stakeholders forum on child trafficking and other forms of child abuse and exploitation at the Kaira-Suu Federation Skills Centre in Sanyang.
The Minister of Tourism and Culture Fatou Mass Jobe has said that the Gambia will not welcome Child Sex Tourism in the country. She said destination Gambia will never allow its excellent image to be tarnished by few unscrupulous tourists who visit the Smiling Coast simply to abuse the children and hospitality of the people.
Guinea-Bissau said on Sunday it had dismantled a criminal network trafficking children to Gambia, where they are forced by Islamic schools to beg on the streets.
Police in the southern port of Buba uncovered the smuggling ring when they stopped two trucks carrying 61 children aged as young as four, Maria Inacia Gomes, of the state-run Institute of Mother and Child, told a news conference in Bissau.