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General News of Thursday, 6 June 2019

Source: GhOne TV

Jobless Ghanaian girls trafficked into sex trade in India

Mansa telling her story to Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman, GhOne TV presenter play videoMansa telling her story to Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman, GhOne TV presenter

Young people form the largest part of Africa’s slightly over a billion people.

This population can be viewed as a demographic dividend to the continent. 

However, African youth face one of the greatest challenges of all time; unemployment.

In Ghana, girls seeking a better life in other parts of the world, face a long, perilous, often fatal journey across various routes including the Mediterranean.

 But when they do arrive, they confront yet another threatening prospect; conscription into sex slavery.

In the following report titled, Youth in Peril, GHone News’ Multiple Award winning journalist, Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman explores how Ghana’s growing youth joblessness is fueling a sex trafficking syndicate in the Indian capital of New Delhi.

Profile of the Journalist

Ridwan is a recipient of the 2018 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize, a global prestigious award run by the European Commission and doubles as Ghana's 2017 Best reporter in Development Journalism.

In May 2018, he was named a finalist for the 2018 edition of the International Centre for Journalists’ prestigious Michael Elliott Award.

He is also a recipient of the African Media Initiative award for Best African Journalist for Peace and Security Reporting 2017 and 2016 Best Journalist Award in Rural Reporting from the Ghana Journalists Association.