Grassroot Advocacy

Grassroot Advocacy involves communicating with the general public and prompting them to engage elected officials at the local, state, and federal levels. WOCON uses Grassroots advocates to raise public awareness on issues so that the general public can influence public perception, regulations, and public policy. While direct lobbying we conduct to bring arguments for or against a specific measure to legislators and government officials, grassroots advocacy relies on citizen-based activism.

WOCON has used Grassroot Advocacy to tackle Children Trafficking, Women Trafficking, Violence against women and more.


February 6, 2019

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision is the cutting or removal of some or all the external female genitalia (which include removal of the clitorial glans,inner labia,outter labia and closure of the vulva). 

The practice is rooted in gender inequality,attempts to control women's sexuality and ideas about purity,modesty and beauty.FGM is usually initiated and carried out by women who see it as a source of honour and fear that failing to have their daughters and grand daughters cut will expose the girls to social exclusion.

Promoting Better Management of Migration in Nigeria

WOCON implemented on United Nations office on Drugs & Crime (UNODC)’s behalf a European Union-funded Grassroots Awareness Campaign Project under the Promoting Better Management of Migration in Nigeria Project in the targeted communities of Badagry and Oyingbo.

This Project sensitized the beneficiaries who were at least 50 vulnerable at risk women and youth who could fall easy prey to traffickers’ dynamic recruitment methods including those who were rescued through Open air, market and motor park campaigns in each targeted community.

WOCON Lagos Team paid an Advocacy Visit to the Force Intelligence Board

June 29, 2018

In observance of Worlds Day Against Child Labour, WOCON Lagos Team paid an Advocacy Visit to the Force Intelligence Board (FIB) at the Force Headquarters at Kam Selem House Obalende. Present in the House were 20 FIB Top officials of the Intelligence Unit who listened with rapt attention as the Director of Programmes spoke about the very sad state of Child Labour in Lagos State and indeed Nigeria.