Child Labour In Ghana

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In fact, just very few farms have improved and the less industry’s commitment to achieve. Child labour continues to be a problem in Ghana. There are 80% to 90 % cocoa comes from small, family-run farms. Many of cocoa farmers are poor, often with little or no education, and their cocoa crop is their main economic of income, and most agricultural work is carried out in the countryside. They faced with the harsh realities of rural poverty and lack of infrastructure, Also, Ghanaian government took over the cocoa monopoly, the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has a monopoly on all trade involving cocoa in Ghana 20 , it just offer a fixed price to the farmer and usually farmers get only the lower price for their cocoa production . Therefore,…show more content…
Among the most important results of NGO efforts has been the recognition of child labour as a problem. Getting an issue onto thelegal/political agenda, whether at the global, regional, or national level, is often the first step in having it addressed. 22 Child Research for Action and Development Agency (CRADA) is one of the local NGOs in Ghana and established in 2000, it is a child rights and research in Ghana. They implements child rights promotion and protection, education, livelihood, and microcredit projects. CRADA advocacy at regional, district and community levels against child related problems such as streetism, child sexual abuse, child labour, child trafficking etc. CRADA also conducted many campaigns in national, to raise awareness of child labour and to force local government authorities. NGOs also have utilized other existing international arenas to focus attention on the rights of working children. 23 CRADA also cooperated with the International Organization (INO) and partner organization such as US Department of Labour, (USDOL), Winrock International (WI), and International Labour Organization (ILO) / International Programme for the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC). For example, CRADE…show more content…
32 Conclusion Economic globalization advocated the market-based economies with less the state control. In developing countries became less anatomy to exert the power to control over their economies, even have less capacity to create the regulations in the protection in environment and human rights of workers, the exploitation of child labour may be a growing phenomenon with economic activities in developing countries. NGOs play as an important role in responses to those adverse effects by economic globalization in the world. More importantly, NGOs has established a good relationship with both local and international NGOs, they are involving the issue of child rights and child labour proactively, as the coalition, has built up a worldwide network of NGOs. These NGOs brought different strengths and areas of expertise 33 .Local NGOs worked toward the regional community, to better understand the
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