Most of these children are usually transported from their homes and communities to riverside communities for fishing. They are unable to go to school as a result and are often poorly fed and cared for. It is a practice that robs children of their child hood and exposes them to severe risks and harmful conditions, clear violations of their rights.
Ghana was one of the first countries to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and has gone further to enact several pieces of legislation to protect children against harm. The call for proposals will make it possible for joint working by all stakeholders to advocate for the enforcement of these laws.
The session was addressed by Mrs. Maria Luisa Troncoso, Head of the Governance Section, and Mr. Joseph Bogrebon Allan, a Project Manager also at the Governance Section of the Delegation in Accra.
The call, under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR), is designed to support civil society to become an effective force for political reform and defence of human rights.