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.
Such criticism, they argue, are largely misplaced because the majority of African diamond mining and trade has turned clean years ago, and conflict diamonds - even as per the admission of the 81-member Kimberly Process (KP) - constitute less than 0.5 percent of the $1.2 billion annual trade.
The Court of First Instance also found the Filipina defendant, M.R., guilty of facilitating prostitution by two other female compatriots. The two other women, J.S. and J.V., aged 27 and 35, were sentenced to one year in prison each.
DUBAI // The countrys support network for victims of human trafficking is debating the idea of opening a shelter for men.
Ewaa Shelters for Women and Children operates in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah for victims of human trafficking, such as those forced into prostitution.
By Atika Shubert, CNN
(CNN) Like so many Indonesian women, Eli Anita wanted to earn more money than she could at home.
In 2007, she moved to Dubai through a labor recruitment company where, she says, her manager immediately began harassing her for sex, at one point becoming violent.
Sex trafficking is a global problem. And yet, it is often baffling how that dark world can co-exist parallel to ours, with the vast majority of us unaware of its horrors. The collapse of the Soviet Union and the ensuing chaos in almost all of its former republics created a particularly fertile ground for the spread of, among other crimes, sex trafficking from that region.
The Dubai Police recently busted a European human trafficking ring with the arrest of four women who allegedly operated in the UAE and rescued a 22-year-old victim. A hunt is on for the remaining members of the gang who are abroad.
The report alleges that gay and bisexual men are lured from university campuses –particularly from Kenyatta University --- with promises of high-paying jobs and then transported to labor as sex workers for men in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.