On this day, the first recognized day of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, we support and commend all people and organisations working to end human trafficking around the world.
1. Recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons.
2. By means of threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person (these means are not required in the case of children). 
Currently, there are millions of men, women, and children being trafficked into modern-slavery. In Ghana, children are trafficked and engaged in hazardous child labour to Lake Volta. They are denied their rights; rights to education, a loving home, and freedom.
There are 49,000 children engaged in child labour on Lake Volta, 21,000 of which are considered to be in hazardous child labour. Most of who have been trafficked from their home communities to the lake with little chance of ever returning.
These children are exploited in ways no one should be. With no pay, little food, abuse, long treacherous hours, and dangerous work.
It is our job, you and me, to become a voice for these children who have lost theirs. To fight for their rights, and to ensure no child has their childhood stripped from them. These children are being denied a future where they can pursue their dreams.
On this day of World Day Against Child Trafficking, take action against this world atrocity. Learn about child trafficking, help in organisations working to end child trafficking, advocate in your hometown, create fundraisers, and simply spread awareness about the issue.
We have been fortunate to rescue over 1,000 children in exploitative labour on Lake Volta and return them to a safe and loving environment while pursuing their education. Many more trafficking cases have been prevented through our work but there is much to be done and it cannot be done alone.
Child trafficking is an avenue for child slavery, in order to end more children from being exploited on the lake we must prevent children from being sent in the first place.
Here are a few resources to help you learn, advocate, and support ending human-trafficking.
Do you want to become an advocate for childs rights and get involved in the work of CH? Check out our Partners in Development programs.
Or if you would like to help fund programs that support and protect children join the Challenging Heights Sponsor Club.
 Global Slavery Index, 2013
 The International Labour Organisation/International Programme on Elimination of Child Labour (ILO/IPEC) Analytical Study on Child Labour In Lake Volta Fishing in Ghana (August 2013)