Human Trafficking

WOCON in furtherance of its commitment to the promotion of the rights of women and children has been in the fore front of the battle against the trafficking of women and children in Nigeria. WOCON’s focus on human trafficking dates back to 1996 when it participated in the first research study on the trafficking of women in Nigeria as part of an African Regional Study on trafficking commissioned by U.N Special Rapporteur on Violence against women its effects and consequences, Ms Rhadika Coomaraswamy.

WOCON pioneered the Launch of the campaign against trafficking of women on March 8 1997 in Lagos and has since engaged in sensitisation, awareness and advocacy campaigns in the International, Regional and Sub-Regional and National levels.

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2018 PRESS RELEASE BY WOMEN’S CONSORTIUM OF NIGERIA (WOCON) IN COMMEMORATION OF WORLD'S DAY AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS

July 30, 2018

RESPONDING TO THE TRAFFICKING OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
UNODC’S Theme for this Year’s World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Although the magnitude of the problem of trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants in Nigeria is underscored by the lack of empirical statistical data, there is however abundant evidence that thousands of Nigerian women and millions of children are being trafficked externally across Borders and within the country.

Prevention of Irregular Migration and Trafficking in Persons in Nigeria

On behalf of International Organization for Migration (IOM), WOCON implemented a Project funded by the European Union titled ‘Prevention of Irregular Migration and Trafficking in Persons in Nigeria’ at targeted communities of Owode -Apa and Seme in Lagos State and Ajegunle and Idiroko in Ogun State where 257 youth including Artisans, young women and students from secondary and tertiary institutions were trained and sensitized against human trafficking and irregular migration.

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.

STOP CHILD LABOUR: GENERATION SAFE AND HEALTHY 2018.

Over the years, hundreds of thousands of children throughout the world have taken part in the Global March to ban child labour, How can we not do everything in our power to free each child on this planet from this scourge? How can we fail to free ourselves from our personal ans professional blinkers that prevent us from seeing abuse and injustice?

TO CONDEMN THE RECENT HAPPENINGS OF MODERN SLAVERY AND INHUMAN TREATMENT OF NIGERIAN WOMEN & GIRLS IN LIBYA AND TO COMMEMORATE THE 16DAYS OF ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER VIOLENCE (2017)

PRESS STATEMENT RELEASED BY WOMEN’S CONSORTIUM OF NIGERIA (WOCON)
TO CONDEMN THE RECENT HAPPENINGS OF MODERN SLAVERY AND INHUMAN TREATMENT OF NIGERIAN WOMEN & GIRLS IN LIBYA
AND TO COMMEMORATE
THE 16DAYS OF ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER VIOLENCE (2017)

 

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