Irregular Migration/Trafficking in Human Beings Irregular Migration/Trafficking in Human Beings
Completed Completed

Specific area: IMT - Trafficking in Human Beings

Duration: August 2015 - April 2020

Experts involved: Austria, United Kingdom

Ghana, like much of the West African region, is a country of origin, transit, and destination for men, women, and children subjected to labour exploitation and trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation. The trafficking of Ghanaians, particularly children, within the country is more prevalent than the transnational trafficking of foreign migrants.

In this context, the Ghanian Immigration Service (GIS) requested support from MIEUX in 2015 to strengthen the capacities of officials within the GIS, the Ghana Police Service (GPS), the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) and the Ministry of Labour.

The Action resulted in the publication of a mission report of GIS Training Needs, launch of a basic course manual on combating trafficking in Persons in Ghana and a handbook on training methodologies.