Seeing the Slaves in Our Midst (Op-Ed by Ambassador Robert Jackson)

Seeing the Slaves in Our Midst By Robert P. Jackson, U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Frederick Douglass, the revered former slave turned abolitionist and orator, once wrote, “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” That quote has resonated with me since the release of the disturbing video of slave auctions in ...
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U.S. and Ghanaian Officials Mark Progress in Addressing Child Trafficking and Pledge Ongoing Commitment

Senior officials from the U.S. Government and the Government of the Republic of Ghana met on October 25 to discuss progress in achieving the objectives of the U.S.-Ghana Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership – the first-ever jointly-developed plan to address forced child labor and child sex trafficking in Ghana. The Ghanaian government representatives, the Honorable ...
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Trafficking in Persons Report: National Action Plan Prompts Tier 3 Waiver

Government urged to fully fund and implement action plan to protect Ghanaians Washington, D.C./Accra, GHANA – On June 27, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report, under the theme “Enhancing Criminal Accountability and Addressing Challenges in Prosecution Efforts.” The 2017 TIP Report includes narratives for 187 countries and territories, ...
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Amb. Jackson Remarks at Adjudicating TIP Cases Training

Good morning. I am pleased to welcome everyone to the West Africa Regional Training Center and to this course on Adjudicating Trafficking in Persons Cases. This training is made possible through the U.S.-Ghana Child Protection Compact and the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement. Last week I, along with Alex Billings from ...
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USAID Reiterates Support for Fighting Trafficking in Persons

Volta, GHANA – Andrew Karas, mission director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Ghana, visited the Volta Region from January 24-27, where he met with stakeholders impacted by trafficking in persons. These stakeholders included police officers, regional social welfare officers, district development officials, social workers, immigration officials, and former victims of child ...
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