2015 | Kirsten Singleton Katrina B. Stone Julie Stricker

The purpose of this baseline study is to document the scope and nature of child trafficking in Lake Volta’s fishing industry. Although past studies have demonstrated the presence of child work, child labor, and child trafficking within Lake Volta’s fishing industry—highlighting that many children live outside the legal safeguards Ghana has established to protect child welfare—and have also documented the hazards and hardships faced by these children. However, prior to this mixed-

methods baseline study, the extent of child trafficking into forced labor on Lake Volta could only be inferred.