They can’t speak, your voice is their voice.
Migration trends are unstoppable, and the mind-set of most Africans is that migration offers a prescription for success. Irregular immigration thrives on misperception, misinformation, and ignorance of potential migrants. On the one, failed migrants battle with the challenges of reintegration into their communities.
On the other hand, the historical subordination of women especially in public life is a worldwide phenomenon; however, it is worse in developing countries. Ghana is not insulated from this global trend. The world seems to be male dominance in institutions of authority, discrimination against females, attacks on women’s personalities, lack of commitment in implementing affirmative action and increasing monetization in politics contribute to the low participation of women in politics.
Climate change is also one of the important drivers of migration and the indigenous people feel it the most. This often times leads to the perpetuation of the negative aspects of migration such as brain drain, market for traffickers/smugglers among others. More often than not, this movement of people have not been conducted in an officially organized manner and often is not regulated and controlled by relevant authorities.
Concerning climate change, those who are responsible for the environmental degradation suffer the least from the impact and those who are the least cause of the environmental degradation suffer the most; and this is always children who end up on the streets where they do not belong – young migrants on the move.
For children, exploitation may include forced prostitution, child labour, street begging, illicit international adoption, trafficking, child and early forced marriage, or recruitment as child soldiers or forced into religious cults – fundamentalist religious groups and many other extremist religious groups.
RECFAM mission is to educate the marginalize in communities, create awareness on sustainable development and empower women/children, potential African migrants as agents of development in their home country as alternatives to irregular migration, gender inequality, human trafficking, socio-economic problems, child protection among others, while promoting safe migration decision and development without prejudice.