127 voluntary returnees arrived safely yesterday 2nd April 2019 from Libya and WOCON (represented by Ms. Morenike Omaiboje(Director of Programmes) was invited under the umbrella of Network of CSOs Against Child Trafficking, Child Abuse and Labour "(NACTAL), to attend the press briefing and the profiling of the returnees.
As domestic workers, the children are subjected to 12-18 hours of cleaning, baby care, cooking and other forms of household chores. They are the first to get up in the morning and the last to go to bed at night. Most of them are also denied basic school education.
Indeed, with the increasing need to augment family finances both women and men in the cities now work outside their homes. House-helps or assistants have therefore become a necessity to perform household chores and take care of the kids while the parents are gone to the office.
Pictures from makoko community out reach on the 5-12-2018 on Campaign Against Sex Trafficking (C-A-S-T 2018) .. Venue:Makoko round about tabs, Lagos. .... About 40stakeholders including igbo, Hausa and Even Community, the Ashupa of Makoko, the chief Imam, the pastor of Celestial Church of Christ, members of Federation of Muslim Women of Nigeria (FOMWON) , youths, community leaders, market women and the District Police Officer (DPO) were all in attendance.... Presentation given was centred around the following.. 1.Raising Youth as Change Agents .2.
WOCON atNew Era Girls Secondary School, Surulere Lagos, took its school base advocacy to the senior secondary girls of the school which also happens to be the Alma mater of our Director of Programmes, Mrs Morenike Omaiboje.
The Governor of Mrs Morenike Omaiboje's set 1970/1974 Mrs Adenike Bankole and another class mate, Alhaja Longe (both old girls ) were there to grace the occassion .
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.
112 children withdrawn from Labour and placed in schools. 30 Children placed in vocational skills centers, Awareness created for the elimination of Child labour in 9 communities of Local Governments in Ogun State through Press Conference, consultative forum with Community leaders, set up and training of monitoring Committees.