- Posted May 26, 2014 by
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- WOTCLEF MARKS WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOUR
- WOTCLEF holds Town-hall meeting in Abuja to end child trafficking and promote children's rights
- WOTCLEF CONTINUES ITS UNRELENTING EFFORT TO END HUMAN TRAFFICKING
- Hundred's Walk to end modern slavery and promote children's rights
- OVER 800 YOUTHS JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING
WOTCLEF holds a Town-hall meeting in Abuja to end Child Trafficking and Promote Children's Rights
The Town-hall meeting as one of WOTCLEF’s activities under a European Union (EU) funded project titled “Mitigating Child Trafficking in Nigeria Through the Involvement of Children in Children’s Rights Education,” had in attendance experts in child trafficking and children’s rights as lead discussants; these included representatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP), National Human Rights Commission, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Save the Children, a consultant on human trafficking, the Honorable speaker of the FCT Children’s Parliament and the delegation of the EU. Participants included Her Excellency Mrs Titi Amina Abubakar (founder WOTCLEF) members of WOTCLEF Board of Trustees, traditional, religious, women, and youth leaders, principals, head teachers, teachers, parents, the police, gentlemen of the press and most importantly children.
Highlights of the event were the enlistment of all participants as advocates for combating child trafficking and promoting children’s rights and support for the #BringBackOurGirls campaign in solidarity for the over 200 Chibok girls kidnapped by insurgents in April 14th 2014.
A drama presentation from children of LEA primary school, Wuse 1 entertained participants and also highlighted the need for collaborative and robust efforts in combating child trafficking.