WOCON Team was at Gbaja Senior Girls High School Surulere on 21st of February 2019. This school outreach is in continuation of our Equality Now - sponsored Campaign Against Sex Trafficking (C-A-S-T 2018) project. The student, 100 in all are SS1, SS2 and final year SS3 students of the public secondary school in Lagos. The interactive session entertained over 20 interesting questions from the students after they listened to the topic "Human Traffickers' Recruitment Methods, Sexual Slavery and Abuse, Who can be Vulnerable and What can be done when help is needed?
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.
Project Manager WOCON giving a paper on Current Trends in TIP and SOM at the Oyingbo Consultative Forum while on the right is Baale Segun Adegbesan, Araromi of Oyingbo looks on