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1st Knowledge Sharing Workshop on Child Protection
Recent reports from research findings stress that the social and economic wellbeing of the average Ghanaian child is dire. It is estimated that poverty affects more children than it affects adults in Ghana. Projections by UNICEF indicate that almost 3 out of every 10 children in Ghana are living in poverty. A considerable number of children from disadvantaged communities and households in Ghana are exposed to abuse, economic exploitation and vulnerabilities, including child trafficking, child labour, child marriage and working as commercial child sex workers. Children under 15 year’s make-up nearly 40% of Ghana’s population. This means that much of what can be achieved in decades ahead depends on the young people of today, failing which predicts a bleak future.