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  1. Ghana - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    National Youth Policy of Ghana [2010]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-08 | GHA-2010-M-92297

    The policy is set out in 12 (twelve) sections which can be summarized as follows:
    - Sections 1 and 2 deal with the rationale and overview of the Youth Policy seeks to achieve.
    - Section 3 defines "Youth" and provides the profile of the youth in Ghana.
    - Section 4 identifies the main challenges of youth in Ghana which the Policy seeks to address.
    - Section 5 provides the Policy Framework for Youth activities, as well as the Vision and the underlying Principles and Values.
    - Section 6 details the nineteen (19) policy priority areas to be implemented to attain the policy objectives.
    - Section 7 specifies the nine (9) broad special Youth groups to which the implementers of the Policy must give special emphasis and attention.
    - Sections 8 and 9 detailed the Rights, Responsibilities and Obligations of the Youth on one part, and the Obligations of stakeholders to the Youth of Ghana on the other part.
    - Section 10 provides a framework for collective action and coordination of strategies for youth development among government institutions, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and youth organizations, as well as, other stakeholders for youth empowerment.
    - Sections 11 and 12 deal with implementation, monitoring and future review of the Policy.

  2. Ghana - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    National Gender and Children Policy (2004). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004 | GHA-2004-M-88526

    Sets out a wide range of strategies for the improvement of living standards of women and children.

  3. Ghana - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Early Childhood Care and Development Policy. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004 | GHA-2004-M-88527

    Promotes holistic early childhood development and programme packages that address the physical, mental, social, moral and spiritual needs of the child.

  4. Ghana - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Children's Act, 1998 (No. 560). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1998-12-30 | GHA-1998-L-56216

    Reforms and consolidates the law relating to children by providing for the rights of the child, maintenance and adoption, and by regulating child labour, apprenticeship and related matters. Sub-part 1 of Part V deals with child labour. Section 91(2) and (3) identify hazardous work for persons under the age of 18 years.


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