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UNANIMA in Ghana

ghana 1The keynote speaker was a former police superintendent from Nigeria who has worked on trafficking with Interpol and the United Nations. There were  sisters who run rescue houses for victims; a lay couple who work with rescued girls; survivors of trafficking; and other West Africans who work against trafficking. The young people even created an original play about a trafficked woman. We ended with a parade through the marketplace of Tamale—carrying our banner, wearing our UNANIMA shirts and caps, handing out leaflets. At the end, the participants came up with action plans, which they will carry over into the coming year.

Action plans made, pictures taken, cards exchanged, the youth left with great passion and enthusiasm for the cause.  Hopefully the sisters left feeling more “networked” and aware of more resources. Sister Cecilia Nya SHCJ has earned her crown in heaven by organizing this! She was assisted by two young people, Simon-Peter Aziaba and Rita Anondee; both had participated in the anti-trafficking workshop Catherine Ferguson held for international youth in New York a few years ago. Some seeds bear fruit!

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