Press Release

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PRESS STATEMENT BY WOMEN'S CONSORTIUM OF NIGERIA(WOCON) TO CONDEMN NEGATIVE PUBLICATION OF SURVIVORS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

 

 

It has come to our notice that reporters are reporting or negatively captioning the experiences that survivors of human trafficking share either at meetings or in public places.

 

The Board of Trustees and Directors of Women Consortium of Nigeria (WOCON) condemn this act and declare that it is totally inconsiderate and underserving of survivors who have already and previously undergone emotional torture and painful experiences in the hands of wicked men.

 

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.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2018: PRESS FOR PROGRESS

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.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2018: PRESS FOR PROGRESS

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.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2018: PRESS FOR PROGRESS

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.

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)