Conferences and Meetings

WOCON has been actively participating and contributing at conferences and meetings around its focus areas. These participation has been at levels such as grassroots, locals, states, national and international. The Conferences and Meeting are focused on issues such as:

  • Social Development
  • Trafficking in Women
  • Child prostitution and sexual exploitation
  • Human Rights and Trafficking Women and Children
  • Fight against Trafficking in Children
  • Racism
  • Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)
  • Trafficking and Child Labour Abuja
  • Etc.


Although it is believed that gender parity is still about 200 years away from being a reality, it is important to note that women, especially as a marginalized group, can #pressforprogress by challenging stereotypes and bias, forging positive visibility of women, influencing others' positive beliefs, maintaining a gender parity mindset and celebrating women’s achievements.

In Nigeria, gender parity is almost appearing to be non-achievable except for the strives and efforts of some State and non-State actors.

Visit from College of William & Mary with AidData teams, United State of America

WOCON Lagos Office received researchers from College of William & Mary with AidData teams from United State of America, to gain more insights for better understanding on how policymakers access and use data to improve programming and resource allocation targeting vulnerable children, including refugee and migrant children, child laborers, and victims of human trafficking with all other forms of exploitation,

WOCON’S Parallel Event at the 57th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women – March 7, 2013

WOCON’s parallel event at the 57th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women 4-15 March 2013


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