Dealing with Lagos' Traffic/ Wartezeiten im Stau überbrücken

Traffic in Lagos can be crazy! For a way that would take 30 minutes without traffic you can spend hours- especially in the evening, when everybody is going home from work from Island. To be honest, sometimes I think it would be faster to walk (but don’t try it o!). Either you face it or you find something to do on Island until it is around 10pm (which is not possible if you have a family waiting for you at home or a long way or are sceptic of using public transport after darkness).

Enjoying Lagos I/Lagos genießen I: Afropolitan Vibes

Since I have been in Lagos, there is especially one event that I deeply love. The good thing about it: It’s not only once, but once every month! Afropolitan Vibes, a concert featuring different artists.

Taking it with humour/Es mit Humor nehmen

One must just admire the creativity that Nigerians show when it comes to express their disapproval of Nigerian Power Policy. I am still laughing when I hear people referring to NEPA (National Electronic Power Authority) as  “Never Expect Power Anytime”, now known as  PHCN (Power Holding Company of Nigeria) or “Please Have Candles Nearby” (but people normally still use NEPA, when referring to electricity)

Coming back after three years/ Rückkehr nach drei Jahren

Peter Pan in Ibadan


Some of you may know the story of Peter Pan, the boy that didn't want to grow up. Maybe you have seen the play, read the book or watched one of the various movies, the most famous might be the 1953 version by Walt Disney.

What this Blog is about/Worum es in diesem Blog geht

Some Firsts, Some Seconds


My name is Ela and I am a German student. I came to Nigeria for an internship at WOCON (Women's Consortium of Nigeria) on human trafficking between Nigeria and European Countries (especially Germany) for the purpose of forced prostitution.

United Nations Commission On The Status of Women 2013,WOCON Participation

Nigerian Participants at the CSW 2013


Some Participants with WOCON Executive Director

Update on WOCON’S Parallel Event – 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


There will be a press Conference In ABEOKUTA, OGUN STATE By WOCON For Sensitization Of Child labour and in Commemoration of the Universal Child Abuse Day. This Press Conference will create Awareness on the 17 months project on Child labour and all forms of Child Abuse In Nigeria.

Guidelines for Responding to Cases of Violence Against Women in Lagos State.

The following organizations contributed to the drafting of these guidelines and adopted them on 31st August 2012.

  • BAOBAB for Women's Human Rights(BAOBAB)
  • Legal Defense and Assistance Project (LEDAP)
  • Media Concern Initiative for Women and Children(MediaCon)
  • Partnership for Justice(PJ)
  • Project Alert on Violence against Women (Project Alert)
  • Women's Consortium of Nigeria(WOCON)
  • Women's Rights and Health Project (WRAHP)


Photo News

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