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.
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But when they do arrive, they confront yet another threatening prospect; conscription into s*x 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 s*x trafficking syndicate in the Indian capital of New Delhi.
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.