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.
Despite making significant strides, Ghana is still struggling to comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of human trafficking, says a new US report.
An estimated 10.5 million children worldwide - most of them under age - are working as domestic workers in people's homes, in hazardous and sometimes slavery-like conditions, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has disclosed.
Kumasi — The Anti-Human Trafficking Unit of the Ghana Police Service in Kumasi is undertaking underground investigations into complaints of sexual abuse of inmates of the Touch A Life Care Centre at Abrankese in the Lake Bosomtwe District of the Ashanti Region.
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) has rescued 50 trafficked Nigerian girls from Ghana and Cote d' Ivoire.
Executive Secretary of the agency, Beatrice Jeddy-Agba, disclosed this yesterday while briefing newsmen on the operation in Abuja.
The group has been created to promote effective action against trafficking for sexual and labour exploitation.
Adults and children are known to be trafficked into Northern Ireland for sexual exploitation.
However, they are also brought into the region to be used in various forms of labour exploitation and for criminal activity - including illegal drug production, fraud and theft.
Two Nigerians who trafficked three women from Nigeria, under the pretext of offering them jobs but subjected them to sexual abuse, were on Thursday sentenced to seven years imprisonment by an Accra circuit court.