CSOs ask gov’t to formulate laws on Child prostitution

Civil Society Organizations have impressed upon policy makers to formulate laws on Child prostitution to help put a stop to child prostitution.

It is believed that such laws could guarantee young girls better lives and hope for the future.

Alhaji Alhassan Ibn Ibrahim, Chairman of Champion of Change, a non-governmental Organization (NGO), entreated parents especially lower income earners to desist from using their female wards to entice men for financial gains.

He says it is mandatory for every parent or guardian to ensure that their wards of school going age are in school, instead of using them for financial gains, which could endanger their future aspirations.

Alhaji Ibrahim, who is also a member of Defense for Children -Ghana, gave the advice as part of the International Day of Child Labour celebration organized by the Defense for Children-Ghana  (DCI-Ghana) in collaboration with the Champion of Change and the Kumasi Metro Education Directorate and Nananom at the Seventh Day Adventist School at Old Tafo Municipality.

He also called for an end to child marriages and child labour.

Mrs. Vida Owusu, Kumasi Metro Education, Girl Child Coordinator, charged young girls to resist any attempt by parents to push them into marriage while in their school going age. He encourage victims of such pressures to report to the police, their teachers or to the Defense for Children-Ghana executives for solutions.

She said early marriage could endanger the future aspirations of young girls and curtail their dreams.

She also cautioned them against indiscriminate and early sex, which she said could also jeopardize their healthy life and lead to Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) including HIV/AIDS.

Asamoah Sambobah Matilda, youth advocate and member of DCI-ghana, also advised the students to focus on their education and be ambassadors in sending the message of ending child marriage.





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