Civic Education

It is a vital part of any democracy, and equips ordinary people with knowledge about our democracy and our Constitution. Civic education teaches us what we as individuals can do to protect and support our democracy. We come to understand our role and responsibility as active citizens.

WOCON has been actively promoting Civic Education. For the sustenance of democracy in Nigeria, there is need to educate the community leaders, women and the youths on issues relating to voter rights, registration process, voting procedure, vigilance to avoid voting irregularity, prevention of electoral violence and the adverse consequences of selling votes. 

The sixty-third Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63 2019)

March 26, 2019

The sixty-third session of the commission on the status of women took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 11th to 22nd March, 2019. Representative of member states, UN entities and accredited non-governmental organization (NGOs) from all regions of the world attended. The theme for the meeting include :social protection systems , access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and also the empowerment of women and girls .There was a review theme of the sixtieth session on women's empowerment and the link to sustainable development.

OGUN HOME GROWN SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAM

March 26, 2019

Women Consortium of Nigeria (WOCON) in collaboration with The Ogun Home Grown School Feeding Program project on Promoting Accountability in Ogun Home Grown Feeding Program (HGSFP) which is sponsored by MacArthur foundation.

About 80 stakeholders from different local government were presence at the meeting for the accountability of the on going school feeding program.

Ogun Home Grown Feeding Program

Mrs Adenike Esiet the executive director of Action Health Incoporated(AHI) was Live on sweet fm 107.1fm on the 19th March ,2019 at 9am.

She discussed transparency In government funded projects in communities, the important of transparency,the attitude of communities about government program before Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Intervention, what has changed and how active community dwellers to ensure sustainability beyond the project duration.

Makoko Community Outreach

March 20, 2019

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.

SCHOOL BASE ADVOCACY

March 20, 2019

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 .

Equality Now sponsored Campaign Against Sex Trafficking (C-A-S-T 2018)Project

March 1, 2019

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?