What We Do

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.


Developing Policies for Rescue


Rescue is the right of every victim. It is a paramount duty of both state and non-state partners to strive towards removing every victim from places of exploitation. Unfortunately only 7% of the victims get ever rescued. More than 93% of the victims continue to languish in slavery like conditions for years together and die succumbing to various diseases.


Witness Protection


Post Admission



  • Recover victims belongings and minor children from the place of exploitation/brothel

  • Assist in preparation of victims to identify accused

  • Prepare victims for court procedure - for cross examination both chief and cross




For Release



  • Assists courts in validating the identity of the claimant

  • File for release petitions for victims in court if no family member claims custody




For reintegration



  • Conduct Home Investigations to ensure safe family and community environment for victims for family reintegration

  • Safely drop the victims back home across the country after receiving release orders from the court

  • Collaborate with respective country's embassy and international NGO for repatriation of international victims

  • Follow up with released victims to ensure their well being and that they are not being re-trafficked




Others



  • Collaborate with Child Welfare Committee for legal formalities involving child victims, facilitating parent visits for minors

  • Collaborate with public prosecutor for conviction of traffickers and exploiters

  • Collaborate with various welfare departments for civic benefits provision such as housing scheme, Aadhar card, Ration card




Developing Policies for Rehabilitation


It is part of our to develop policy frame works for the rehabilitation of victims of trafficking.

Rehabilitation may be grouped in three forms; Psychological Rehabilitation, Economic Rehabilitation and Civic Rehabilitation

Victims of human subjected to sexual violence, go through some degree of psychological damage and are in certain situations vulnerable to be infected by a range of sexually transmitted infections. In certain situations, families are quite distant to accept responsibility for victims; upbringing fearing negative societal impact or it is difficult for victim to reunite family as they might be traffickers themselves. This is a challenge to reintegration programmes.

In situations of sexual abuse, victims may contract Sexually Transmitted Infections like HIV/AIDS an addition to their psychological trauma.

Rehabilitation is the total of various processes including psychological healing, economic empowerment and civic identity. This leads to the successful integration of a survivor in the society.

Though institutional care may be the last of options, there is absolutely no doubt that a temporal institutionalization is inevitable to facilitate holistic rehabilitation. The duration of stay in a safe home is individual specific depending on the a number of factors that include legal status of the case, family acceptance and family safety.


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.