Eban Centre for Human Trafficking Studies (ECHTS)

Kumasi, Ghana
Joined July 2019

At Eban, we seek to work and understand all aspects of Human Trafficking – its reach, its pluri-form dimensions, the mechanisms which drive its development, the market forces it leverages in Ghana

Presence in: Ghana
Focus: Citizenship & Identification, Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Peace-building & Transitional Justice

Strategic Thematic Directions
Eban’s thematic strategic direction involves two-pronged approach involving (1) critical engagement with the anti-trafficking (2) Engaging research and policy on witness and victim protection, rescue, rehabilitation and reintegration of trafficking issues in Ghana.• Follow up with released victims to ensure their well being and that they are not being re-trafficked

Developing Policies for Reintegration
It is part of the objectives of Eban to develop policy frame works for the reintegration of victims of trafficking. Family union independence are core forms of the objectives of reintegration programs. Ultimately, social reintegration is the ultimate program for all rehabilitation programs. Therefore rehabilitation programs has every step aligned towards the preparation of the individual for life outside trafficking. Reintegration consists of survivor being able to live in the mainstream world with strength and dignity.

Collaborative Partnerships
Eban Centre for Human Trafficking Studies recognises that global collaboration is essential to building resilience to human trafficking and modern slavery. Partnering with civil society organizations, academic institutions and businesses is a staple of the Human Trafficking Program. As such, we work with partners, associates, affiliates, groups and individuals in every corner of the world.

In collaboration with governments, state and non-governmental organizations, Eban aids in identifying potential human trafficking situations as well examining issues related to the aftermath of incidences of human trafficking.

Critical Research
Eban is committed to supporting rigorous research to inform national and international stakeholders and to developing solutions to combat trafficking Human trafficking and Transnational Organized Crimes.