Some of the principal activities of WOCON include :
WOCON has been engage in various activities for the enforcement of rights of women and children particularly in Girl-child and for the entrenchment of sustainable democratic system and good governance in Nigeria. The activities include:
The Pioneer launching of the Campaign Against Trafficking in women at the Lagos City Hall on the
8th March ,1997.
Collaboration with other NGOs on 16 days Activism on Violence Against Women- 25th Nov-10th Dec
1997 and 25th Nov-10th Dec, 1998 in Lagos
- Training of observers for the monitoring of Nigerian elections in 1998-99
- Observation of the National Elections from Dec1998-27th Feb 1999 in Ogun and Ondo States.
Organization of Voter Education campaigns in Ogun and Ondo States in Jan-Feb. 1999 involving
Media Campaign, Market and Motor Park Outreaches, Mini workshops and production of enlightment
Posters, Stickers, and Radio jingles supported by DFID (UK).
Organization of Town Hall meetings on civic Education and Good Governance in four(4) Zones of
Ogun state from Aug17-31st, 1999 supported by United States Information Services (USIS).
- Organization of a workshop on Civic Education for Women at Lagos City Hall on 7th September 1999.
Organization of a National Workshop on Trafficking in Women in Nigeria-The Modern Slavery on
Dec 2,1999 as part of 16 Days Activism on Gender Violence.
Conduct of an information gathering and study of stakeholders in trafficking in women in partnership
with the Advocacy Project.
Produced and disseminated to over 6000 recipients with the collaboration of the Advocacy Project
E-mail series "ON THE RECORD" titled "Girls for Sale- The Scandal of Trafficking from Nigeria" -June
Organization of a Press Conference on Trafficking in women in collaboration with Advocacy Project
(A US based Organization) on the 11th 2000. Supported by Public Affairs Department United States
Workshop on Reproductive Health and Gender Violence funded by the Pacific Institute for Women's
Health International Health and Development Associates, July 2000.
Conduct of Research on Trafficking in Women Commissioned by the Netherlands Embassy,
- UN General Assembly on Women-Beijing+5 in New York- Aug 2000.
- NGO/UN Department of Public Information meeting New York -Aug 2000.
- Seminar on Fight Against Child Trafficking, Lome, 15-17May 2000.
Our Executive Director Bisi Olateru-Olagbegi represented by WiLDAF, and was part of the Human
Rights lobby group at the negotiations for the Protocol on Trafficking in Human Beings especially women
and children in Vienna Oct 2000.
WOCON is appointed focal point for the production of the African Regional Handbook on Human
Rights Practices and Trafficking in Persons.
- ECPAT African meeting on child prostitution and sexual exploitation - Nov 2000
GAATW African Consultation meeting on Regional Handbook on Human Rights and Trafficking in
Women and Children -Dec 2000
WOCON is also the National coordinating headquarters for the Nigerian National Coalition
Against Trafficking in Persons (NACATIP).
- Nigeria focal point for the Global Alliance Against Trafficking in Women (GAATW).
Workshops on "Mobilizing Quality and Gender Participation in Electoral Process and Governance in
Ogun State, Sept - Dec 2001 supported by Transition Monitoring Group/United Nations Electoral
Assistance Division Nigeria Project.
Withdrawal of Child Domestic Servants and Child Prostitutes for integration in Lagos from Aug-July
supported by International Labour Organization (ILO) / International Programme on Elimination of
Child Abuse (IPEC) from Aug 2001-Jan 2003.
Training of Trainers on trafficking in women and Children applying human rights standard supported
by Global Alliance Against Trafficking in Women (GAATW) June 2002.
Training of trainers foe observation of Voters Registration exercise on behalf of Transition
Monitoring Group (TMG). and supported by the OSIWA and DFID (UK) June 2002.
Conducted Voter/Civic Education workshop to educate women and youths in Ogun State in March
2003 supported by DFID (UK) & European Union managed by UNDP and Transition Monitoring Group.
- Training of Observers to monitor the General Elections in 2003.
Deployed 280 Monitors to observe the National elections in Ogun and Ondo states of Nigeria , April
Deployed 196 Observers to monitor the Local Governments elections in Ogun and Ondo States of
Nigeria on March 27, 2004.