Some of our activities
On the 1st of December 2014, Lagos state governor Gov Babatunde Raji Fashola at the Lagos House signed the sex offenders register. present also at the signing was the Attorney General of Lagos state and commissioner for justice Mr Ade Ipaye and the deputy Gov of Lagos state Orelope Adefulire were also present at the signing of the register according to Gov Fashola cimes against women and crimes against children who traditionally are the most vulnerable.he welcomed the signing of the sex offenders bill and went ahead to mention that this was a positive step and that crimes against women and children should not go unpunished and that such crimes are usually over looked but not anymore. he went on to say that women should be empowered in any way and mentioned the effort of the his government in protecting women and children. he thanked the attorney general and CSOs and NGOs that have been involved in protecting women and children..
Women Consortium of Nigeria (WOCON) is a nonpartisan, non-religious and Non-Governmental Organisation committed to the promotion of the rights of women and children with United Nations Special Consultative Status.
First we wish to congratulate all the political Parties who have held their primaries and the respective winners of the Party tickets for the Governorship positions.
We have noted with grave concern that as is customary majority of the Political Parties do not have women as their gubernatorial candidates despite the numerical strength of women as registered voters.
Consequently we wish to remind the Parties of their commitment to ensuring that women are active participants in the executive positions so as to guarantee sustainable development in our country.
To this end we STRONGLY URGE the political parties to ensure that the deputy Governorship positions are reserved for the women in their respective Parties in the spirit of twining and towards attaining at least 35% affirmative action.
Needless to say that the women of this country and gender friendly men have RESOLVED to reject same sex candidates for the Governorship and deputy Governorship positions.
WE CALL ON ALL NIGERIANS TO SUPPORT THIS CALL FOR A BETTER FUTURE FOR US ALL AS WE HAVE NO OTHER COUNTRY.
GOD BLESS NIGERIA. (AMEN)
Chief (Mrs.) Bisi Olateru-Olagbegi
Executive Director, Women Consortium of Nigeria (WOCON)
Women Advocates Research and Documentation Center (WARDC)
Gender and Constitution Reform Network (GECORN)
Legal Research and Resource Development Centre (LRRDC)
West African network for Peace Building Nigeria (WANEP)
Kebetkache Women Development & Resource Centre
Human Environment Development Agenda (HEDA)
Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF)
Legal Defense and Assistance Project (LEDAP)
Societal Development Concerns Initiative (SDCI)
United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in collaboration with Rutgers University, four African Universities (Liberia, the Gambia, Ghana and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria) developed a training manual on Gender and Transformative Leadership for training grassroots women for increased female participation in leadership and governance in the West African sub-region. With the support from the UNDP Democratic Governance for Development (DGD) II project, funded by the UK Aid; the European Union (EU) and the government of Canada, UNESCO Abuja Nigeria organised a workshop to finalise the Training Manual from September at Onyx Hotel Abuja. The training of trainers workshop for the six geo-political zones was kick-started with the TOT for the South West zone held at Dover Hotel, Lekki phase II on October 21 and 22, 2014.
the market outreach conducted by WOCON in collaboration with the Lagos State Gender Advocacy (LASGAT),Lagos state government Ministry of Women Affairs & Poverty Alleviation and the office of the Public Defender Lagos State to commemorate the one week action on the domestic violence law of Lagos state. it was an eventful one week. the market outreach took place at sura market Lagos island on the 14th of October 2014.
Women’s Consortium of Nigeria (WOCON) is a non-political and non profit making Association, committed to the enhancement of the status of women and related feminist goals and ideals. A non-governmental, non-partisan and non-religious Organisation 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 as South-West coordinator for women political empowerment project and WARDC organised strategic planning for female politicians at local government level.
Donation of school bags and materials by WOCON with support from Wings against the dawn USA to school children in the Ajegunle Community School.
Voter/Civic Education in rural communities - Ogun State.