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Photobook on the plight of Kayayei in Ghana

Across all major markets in Ghana, you will spot Kayayei or female head porters. These groups of adolescent girls or young women, ranging from age 12 to 35, carry goods and wares on their head in large aluminum pans. Most Kayayei migrate down, predominantly from the Northern and Upper West Regions, to Southern Ghana in attempt to escape poverty and other harmful practices such as child and forced marriages and female genital mutilation by working in this informal sector.