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CPA To Create A National Strategy To Combat Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking

In a recent research from the Walk Free Foundation and the International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that there are about 40 million victims of modern slavery, human trafficking and forced labour worldwide.

According to a statement by the organization copied to Newsghana.com.gh, in Ghana, there are particular challenges relating to forced labour in the fishing industry as well as sex trafficking from neighbouring countries with Sub-Sahara Africa recording the highest rate of child trafficking in the world.

The statement indicates that, a seminar for parliamentarians and legislative drafters from across the Commonwealth is taking place in Westminster from 11-14 December. The seminar, organised by the UK branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA UK), aims to provide a platform for delegates to develop and review how modern slavery, human trafficking and forced labour is legislated against.

The MPs from Ghana will be joined by their counterparts from Nigeria, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Kenya and Pakistan. During the Seminar, individual sessions will look at effective evidence gathering; supporting victims of modern slavery and human trafficking; and creating a national strategy to combat these crimes.

Find The Full Statement Below

GHANA MPs TO PARTICIPATE IN A LEGISLATIVE DRAFTING SEMINAR ON MODERN SLAVERY & HUMAN TRAFFICKING AT THE UK PARLIAMENT WITH COLLEAGUES FROM ACROSS COMMONWEALTH

A seminar for parliamentarians and legislative drafters from across the Commonwealth is taking place in Westminster from 11-14 December. The seminar, organised by the UK branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA UK), aims to provide a platform for delegates to develop and review how modern slavery, human trafficking and forced labour is legislated against.

Recent research from the Walk Free Foundation and the International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that there are around 40 million victims of modern slavery, human trafficking and forced labour worldwide. In Ghana there are particularly challenges relating to forced labour in the fishing industry as well as sex trafficking from neighbouring countries; with Sub-Sahara Africa recording the highest rate of child trafficking in the world.

The MPs from Ghana will be joined by their counterparts from Nigeria, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Kenya and Pakistan. During the Seminar, individual sessions will look at effective evidence gathering; supporting victims of modern slavery and human trafficking; and creating a national strategy to combat these crimes.

A number of UK parliamentarians will also be participating in the seminar, including those involved in the passing of the 2015 Modern Slavery Act. Vernon Coaker MP, who is Co-Chair of the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking, said ahead of the workshop:

“It is unacceptable that modern slavery and human trafficking still exist in the world today. Parliamentarians have an important role to play in ending this shameful practice and I welcome the opportunity to work with colleagues from across the Commonwealth to see how we can scrutinise, review and strengthen legislation to combat it.”

By:Newsghana.com.gh

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