Women’s Consortium of Nigeria (WOCON), a non for profit, non-governmental organization whose main beneficiaries are women/girls and children has worked and is still working tirelessly, in conjunction with National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) at combating human trafficking and irregular migration through its grassroots awareness campaigns and sensitization programmes, keeping the populace abreast of the dangers of irregular migration and the threat of vulnerability which leads to human trafficking.
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.
WOCON has made it its mission to cater for the welfare of women and children who fall victim every year to violence and to human trafficking. One of the most effective tools against gender violence is prevention and sensitization on the issue and we do this through the use of workshops, media and various other public awareness initiatives…more.
WOCON in furtherance of its commitment to the promotion of the rights of women and children has been in the fore front of the battle against the trafficking of women and children in Nigeria. WOCON’s focus on human trafficking dates back to 1996 when it participated in the first research study on the trafficking of women in Nigeria as part of an African Regional Study on trafficking commissioned by U.N Special Rapporteur on Violence against women its effects and consequences, Ms Rhadika Coomaraswamy .