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

Time: 10:30 am

Venue: V-Hall Armenian Convention Center, 630 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10016



The documentary is on testimonies of survivors of specific forms of violence against women such as Domestic violence, sexual violence and the trafficking of women and girls.

A panel discussion will follow to highlight current initiatives to address the various forms of violence against women and proffer strategies for effective action to eliminate violence against women in Nigeria in particular and Sub-Saharan Africa in general.




Sire Dionne Conde: Ambassador UNESCO centre for peace & President and founder of African women for. Good governance,   Chairwoman African trade and industry expo



Bisi Olateru-Olagbegi: Executive Director WOCON- Welcome Remarks


Adekemi Ndieli LL.B, B.L., M.Sc. National Programme Officer UN Women in Nigeria

Topic-Overview of Violence against women in Africa with particular focus on Nigeria


Pearl Osamudiame : GPI graduate, facilitator and project manager entertainment education.-

Topic:  Human trafficking in Nigeria and socio-economic implication on the women and the girl child


Hon Opeyemi Akindele: Vice Chairman Mosan Okunola Local Council Development Area (LCDA)  Alimosho Lagos State : Chair Lagos State Association of Council  Vice chairmen.

Topic: Violence Against women and the impact on women’s political empowerment.


Hajia Mairo Bello:Executive Director Adolescent Health and Information Projects (AHIP)

Topic: Health Implication of violence against women


HAJIA Zainab Maina (MFR) Hon Minister of the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and social Development- Concluding Remarks