In Ghana, more than 300,000 girls are reported to be involved in the head portering business locally known as ‘Kayaye.’
The kayaye phenomenon continues to deny many girls the opportunity pursuing a dignified life, enduring years of abuse.
For the last in the Women on The Move series which celebrates female achievement this week, Joy News’ Justice Baidoo visited the Northern regional capital, Tamale.
He met Najat Abdul-Razak, the woman teaching former Kayaye how to weave clothes to get them an alternative livelihood.
Najat, herself a victim of kayaye, started the center where girls who were kayaye or are victims of early marriages are now learning to make fugu, the traditional costume people for northerners.
Watch Justice Baidoo’s video report