Hundreds of Nigerian women and girls are trafficked each year into forcible prostitution. They are made to endure slave-like conditions in foreign countries , notably Italy, and the Middle East. WOCON is stepping up its efforts to expose and erradicate this abusive and illegal practice.
WOCON pioneered launching of the Campaign Against Trafficking in women at the Lagos City Hall on the 8th March ,1997.
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.
Raising Awareness on Human Trafficking in Nigeria
WOCON has been engaged in various programs and activities for the enforcement of the rights of women and children particularly the Girl-child in Nigeria since its inception in 1995. We are also strong advocates for the entrenchment of sustainable democracy and good governance in our country.
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