Online ‘mappers’ look for child slaves in Ghana

(New Europe, November 2, 2015) – Tomnod, a crowdsourcing project, which is working with public-private partnership The Global Fund to End Slavery, is producing accurate and public data that can be used by activists and officials in Ghana to crack down on trafficking.

As reported by Reuters, there are thousands of volunteer “mappers” around the world who are laying down digital markers for Tomnod. This is aimed at establishing the extent of child trafficking in the fishing industry across one of the world’s biggest man-made lakes.

More than 20,000 children are forced into slavery on Lake Volta, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimates.

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