About Women's Consortium of Nigeria (WOCON)
Founded and registered by Late Chief Olabisi Olateru-Olagbegi, as an incorporated Trustee on 25th August, 1995 and with headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria, Women Consortium of Nigeria (WOCON) is a non governmental, not for profit making, non-partisan and non-religious Organization committed to the enforcement of Women and children’s rights and the attainment of equality, development and peace. WOCON holds a United Nations Special Consultative Status.
WOCON’s activities over the years among other things have primarily focused on issues of gender based violence (GBV) especially campaigns against human trafficking of women, youth and children. See Our Focus Areas
WOCON pioneered the campaign against human Trafficking in Nigeria on March 8 1997 and in its sustained focus on the elimination of human trafficking, WOCON has taken its awareness campaigns and mobilisation of strategic stakeholders in the source, transit and receiving communities to the rural areas particularly in endemic States of Edo, Ogun, Oyo, Ebonyi, Delta, Akwa Ibom and Lagos States where majority of the victims trafficked within and across borders are sourced, transited and/or received.
WOCON is also involved in sensitizing and educating strategic stakeholders such as youth, students and vulnerable women and children on legal migration and settlement procedures. WOCON has published many books, pamphlets sensitization and enlightenment materials on Trafficking in persons. See Resources
WOCON is an affiliate and Network member of ECPAT International, Global Alliance Against Trafficking in Women (GAATW), International Movement against Discrimination and Racism (IMADR), Transition Monitoring Group (TMG), National Coalition Against Trafficking in Persons (NACATIP), Network of Civil Society Organisation against Child Trafficking, Abuse and Child Labour (NACTAL), and a strong partner of National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP). See Our Partners
WOCON also collaborates with International Agencies, foreign and local Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and individuals including United Nations Educational & Scientific Organization (UNESCO), International Labour Organization (ILO), International Organization for Migration (IOM), United Nations Children Education fund (UNICEF) and National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP). See Our Partners