CHILD PROTECTION IN GHANA
Issue: Child abuse and trafficking are on the rise in Ghana. Close to 90% of children regularly experience violent discipline. Almost 200,000 children are exploited through hazardous work in the cocoa industry. And 50,000 children are living — and sometimes working — on the streets.
Response: The holistic safety of our children is of utmost importance. Staff members understand the warning signs of abuse and intervene swiftly if needed. Parents also receive quarterly training about their children’s rights. At the Compassion center, children are known, loved and protected.