Who We Are
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, the socio-economic conditions at countries of source it exploits, as well as examining the various responses of law enforcement agencies and international political and societal responses emerging from the third sector, inter-governmental agencies and the media.
What is Eban/3ban
Eban is an “Adinkra” symbol meaning “fence”. A home to the Akan is a special place, which has a fence around it, is considered to be an ideal residence. The fence symbolically separates and secures the family from the outside. Because of the security and the protection that a fence affords, the symbol is also associated with the security and safety one finds in love. We at Eban Centre For Human Trafficking Studies (ECHTS), adopted the name and the symbol to reflect the safety, security and love that the Centre believes is a prerequisite for human development. Thus, we operate to provide “Eban” for all victims of human trafficking and make sure that the love, safety, security and right of all humans, especially in Africa and Ghana in particularly are respected and protected.

The mission of the Eban Centre for Human Trafficking Studies (ECHTS), is to conduct high-quality, independent research and, based on that research provide innovative, practical recommendations that advance two broad goals: Strengthening state and non state stakeholders effort in combating trafficking and providing innovative and influential policy guidelines that would harness the prevention, protection and prosecution of traffickers in Africa and beyond.
EbanGhana carries out its Mission by:
•Maintaining a diverse membership, including special programs to promote interest and develop expertise in the next generation of Human trafficking leaders/Experts;
•Campaign for a system that protects all victims, work with the government to improve its response, and highlight new forms of slavery affecting Ghana
•Supporting a Studies Program that fosters independent research, enabling ECHTS scholars to produce articles, reports, and books and hold round tables that analyze Human trafficking issues and make concrete policy recommendations;
•Providing up-to-date information and analysis about Human trafficking events and Ghana's actions towards ending human trafficking in all forms on its website, Ebanghana.org.
•Convening meetings where senior government officials, members of Parliament, global leaders, and prominent thinkers come together with ECHTS members to discuss and debate major transnational organized crimes.

Eban is committed to a future where no one is subjected to human trafficking; and equality of all persons to exercise, defend and promote their inherent, universal and indivisible human rights are acknowledged.