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Ghana was the first country to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Yet, this is the first book to examine the country’s compliance with the Convention and its impact on the rights and condition of children in the country. Children’s Rights in Ghana: Reality or Rhetoric? therefore bridges an important gap in the literature on Ghana.


The book casts the spotlight on a wide range of rights issues, including children’s identity, violence against children and women, child exploitation and children in conflict with the law. It also examines the barriers to realizing children’s rights in Ghana and the issues faced in seeking to overcome them.


Children’s Rights in Ghana should be of great interest to policymakers, human rights activists, children’s non-governmental organizations and international development partners interested in children’s issues.


The 12 chapters were written by 17 academic contributors, each expert in their own field.


Please note that this book is only for sale to buyers in Ghana.

Children's Rights in Ghana: Reality or Rhetoric?

SKU: ISBN9780956967008
  • Robert Kwame Ame is assistant professor of human rights and criminology at Wilfrid Laurier University.

    DeBrenna Lafa Agbényiga is assistant professor in the School of Social Work and assistant dean for equity, diversity and inclusive academic affairs in the College of Social Science at Michigan State University.

    Nana Araba Apt is professor of sociology and dean of academic affairs at Ashesi University College in Accra, Ghana.

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