Hundreds of Nigerian women and girls are trafficked each year into forcible prostitution. They are made to endure slave-like conditions in foreign countries , notably Italy, and the Middle East. WOCON is stepping up its efforts to expose and erradicate this abusive and illegal practice.
WOCON pioneered launching of the Campaign Against Trafficking in women at the Lagos City Hall on the 8th March ,1997.
RESPONDING TO THE TRAFFICKING OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
UNODC’S Theme for this Year’s World Day Against Trafficking in Persons
Although the magnitude of the problem of trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants in Nigeria is underscored by the lack of empirical statistical data, there is however abundant evidence that thousands of Nigerian women and millions of children are being trafficked externally across Borders and within the country.
Raising Awareness on Human Trafficking in Nigeria
WOCON Paid an advocacy visit to the Ogun State Ministry of women affairs and Social development and the Federal ministry of Labor to further renew her commitment to the empowerment of women and children.The cordinating director of ministry of women affairs and social development in person of Mr. Olumide Sotubo and the controller of the Federal ministry of labour in person of Mr. Deji Fatoki received the WOCON team with open arms , lauded their efforts in the enforcement of women and children's right and pledged their continuous collaboration with the organization.
Event Title: Documentary on survivors of violence against women and panel discussion on initiatives for the prevention of violence against women and girls in Sub-Saharan Africa
Sponsors: Women Consortium of Nigeria (WOCON) ECOSOC Accredited
Nigerian Ministry of Women Affairs
Event has been scheduled for
Date: Thursday, 7 March 2013
Time: 10:30 am
Venue: V-Hall Armenian Convention Center, 630 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10016
WOCON has been engaged in various programs and activities for the enforcement of the rights of women and children particularly the Girl-child in Nigeria since its inception in 1995. We are also strong advocates for the entrenchment of sustainable democracy and good governance in our country.
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