Anti-Human Trafficking Red Card Campaign During Cup of African Nations 2008
The Red Card Campaign was launched in collaboration with the International Labor Organization (ILO) to raise awareness and combat the trafficking of women and children. Just as red cards are handed out to soccer players who are in serious violation of the rules of the game, the Red Card Campaign shined a light on violations in human rights. This incredibly successful campaign was launched in 2008 and is still ongoing today.
“Our Voices, We Must Be Heard”
This project was founded on our belief that a long-term solution in the fight against human trafficking rests in the knowledge and voices of youth, who constitute the majority of human trafficking victims in Ghana. Consisting of three main components, the project was designed to educate, engage, and mobilize youth nationwide in the fight against human trafficking.
I Want to Know About Human Trafficking
The first project component, an educational campaign entitled, I Want to Know About Human Trafficking, reached approximately 5,000 students in over 30 schools in the Greater Accra, Volta, and Northern Regions. Students learned about human trafficking, the Human Trafficking Act, as well as preventive measures. An online dialogue forum was developed to facilitate further discussion among the students.
I Say NO to Human Trafficking
The second project component was a national writing competition titled, “I Say NO to Human Trafficking.” EPAWA received hundreds of illustrative and written entries from children throughout Ghana. These entries were ultimately incorporated into a book about the effect of human trafficking on youth in Ghana.
Forum on Human Trafficking for Youth and Children: Hear Me
The third project component, a “Forum on Human Trafficking for Youth and Children: Hear Me,” brought together over 200 students from across the nation to formulate their own policy on human trafficking. Students learned about human trafficking from top activists and learned how to formulate their own policies. The students worked in groups to pass resolutions to present to the government in Ghana.
Men’s March Against Violence Against Women
During 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, Human Trafficking, and Male Demand, we partnered with the Ministry of Women and Children, Domestic Violence and Victim Protection Unit of Police, Women’s initiative for Self-Empowerment and other organizations to carry out a nationwide awareness campaign utilizing radio and television.
The inaugural Men’s March Against Violence Against Women brought together politicians, military, police, students, and human rights and religious leaders to encourage men’s participation in eliminating violence against women.
Seminar on Sex Tourism in Ghana
Partnering with the Ghana Tourist Board, a nationwide campaign was created to address sex tourism in Ghana. We conducted educational sessions for the Ghana Tourist Board and Accra Hotelier’s Association on human trafficking.