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LET’S ALL STAND AGAINST FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION IN NIGERIA
All forms of violence against women should be completely eradicated from our society. Culture and religion are the two most prominent reasons for most harmful practices done to women and that is the reason why we should all put our voices together and have zero tolerance to all forms of gender based violence.
Today is another day to raise our voices, lift our flags and spread the news on the need to end female genital mutilation in our communities, Nigeria, Africa and all around the world where this evil act is still being practiced.
Several States in Nigeria have signed the law against the Act but there is still need for active advocacy and public awareness for the implementation of this law to create a safe space for young girls and women to grow and be protected.
According to the World Health Organization, 150 million women are affected by female genital mutilation. Female Genital Mutilation (often referred to as FGM) is an operation, during which the female genitals are partly or entirely removed or injured with the goal of inhibiting a woman’s sexual feelings.
This act is a very harmful practice which has dangerous effect on the physical, mental and emotional state of the victim.
As we commemorate today, our organization Women Consortium of Nigeria (WOCON) is standing with girls and women all around the world to advocate for zero tolerance to female genital mutilation. Girls and women deserve the right to be protected hence this barbaric act should be completely eradicated.
The Federal and State government should enforce the laws signed against FGM and prosecute offenders. Communities should say no to this act and protect their girls and women. Men should stand up and fight for their women by eliminating this act in their community. And to the cutters, female genital mutilation is a crime and offenders will be punished, desist from this act and help preserve the future of our girls and women by helping them staying healthy instead of cutting them.
Together let us all preserve our girls and women by giving them dignity, love, esteem and expression of right for their feminism. Female genital mutilation is evil, ‘let stop it now’.
Women Consortium of Nigeria
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We in Women Consortium of Nigeria (WOCON) remember our Executive Director today, 17th Dec, 2016 on the occasion of the first year anniversary of her death. We celebrate her good works and the great legacy she left behind. she lives on forever in our heart.
CELEBRATE THE GIRL-CHILD 2016.
Girls progress=Goals Progress. A global data movement.
Women Consortium of Nigeria (WOCON) today join the world community to celebrate the girl-child. October 11 is a day to celebrate the strength, dedication and achievements of girls all over the world .
This year’s theme is targeted towards achieving the vision 2030 in the listed 17 targets and 169 goals of the Sustainable Development Goals and emphasis is been placed on the need to harness the data required to ensure programs, policies and services respond adequately to the needs of girls. Girls should be empowered to achieve their dreams and build better lives for themselves and their communities.
WOCON team in Abeokuta, Ogun State visited Abeokuta Girls Grammar School, Onikolobo Abeokuta in Ogun State to celebrate the girls with a talk. The goals were discussed and the roles of the girls in achieving the listed goals. The different forms of abuse affecting the girl-child development was discussed and the girls were advised on ways of handling any form of abuse.
We must intentionally and collectively direct increased resources to closing the data gap if we are to be held accountable to girls and achieve the ambitious 2030 agenda for “people, planet and
Girls Rock! Girls Matter! Girls have the power to change the world
Women Consortium of Nigeria (WOCON)
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.