How The Reframing of Migration as Trafficking Affects Migrant-Sending Communities in West Africa

How The Reframing of Migration as Trafficking Affects Migrant-Sending Communities in West Africa

As far back as the 1980s during my undergraduate years at the University of Benin in Benin City, Bendel State (now divided into Edo and Delta States) Nigeria, female students were leaving the university to migrate to Italy for work. During this period, Nigeria was experiencing a terrible economic downturn. There were national debates whether Nigeria should take on a huge IMF loan and the consequence this would have on citizens, as the government introduced “austerity measures” to address the crumbling economy.

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Children In Ghana’s Fishing Sector: If We Dont Understand Slavery, We Cannot Help Its Victims

Children In Ghana’s Fishing Sector: If We Dont Understand Slavery, We Cannot Help Its Victims

In May and June 2019, I visited Ghana as the first part of my 2019 Winston Churchill travel fellowship. My aim was to better understand the various drivers of child trafficking in Ghana’s fishing sector and to explore some of the responses on the ground by engaging with a range of government agencies, NGOs and those working to support children who have been rescued.

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