Combating Child Trafficking: New Report Launch

City Hearts is pleased to be hosting an exciting event taking place on Monday 30th November. The event will highlight efforts to combat Child trafficking in Ghana, sharing findings of the City Hearts Emerging Voices report, which focuses on Arts and Humanities anti-slavery strategies. The report demonstrates that new arts based approaches to education on modern slavery can increase knowledge by up to 62%.


Emerging Voices Participants – Two young people from the project, speaking on their experience and learnings. Mr Nortey – Head of the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit, Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO), Ghana. Speaking on the Ghanaian Government Anti-slavery strategy.

Professor Gary Craig – Professor of Social Justice, Visiting Professor- University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Honorary Professor- University of York, Visiting Professor- York St John University, Research consultant on Emerging Voices. Speaking on the outcomes and recommendations of the report.

Will Lathrop – Country Director for IJM Ghana, former US prosecutor and now leading a team to combat child trafficking on Volta Lake and to intervene in cases of cross-border trafficking. Speaking on their extensive work rescuing hundreds of children and the barriers they face moving forward.

The Emerging Voices project has taken place over the last 18 months in Accra, Ghana, exploring young people’s awareness of historical and modern slavery through creative workshops, lessons and heritage site visits.

Funded by the Anti-Slavery Knowledge Network, Emerging Voices has gathered research and will present its findings and final report at this event. We will also be launching a free downloadable tool kit: The Emerging Voices Education Pack This includes teacher guides, lesson plans and workbooks to extend the work of the project, and provide the opportunity for more young people to be educated about modern and historical slavery, and the dangers of trafficking.

The event begins at 2pm and is free to attend. If you’d like to join us, you can book tickets here. We hope to see you there!