Invisible Ink #5: The Chains of Trafficked Humans

This is the story about an isolated town on the central coast of Ghana. Senya Baraku is an isolated fishing town situated underneath the shadows of a former slave trading castle called Fort Good Hope. And even though the castle now stands as a relic of the horrors that once existed in Ghana, Senya Baraku continues to be haunted by another form of human commodification.

Today, Senya Baraku has one of the highest rates of human trafficking per capita in the world. But the problem of the buying and selling of humans in this town cannot be only be explained through the classic stereotypes of poverty or a lack of education. The problem of human trafficking in Ghana much more complex than that. It spans across continents, and preys upon the complacency of uninformed individuals around the world.