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    WOTCLEF holds Town-hall meeting in Abuja to end child trafficking and promote children's rights

     
    The Women Trafficking and Child Labour Eradication Foundation (WOTCLEF) on Wednesday 21st May, 2014 held a Town-hall meeting in Abuja, bringing together over 150 people to discuss and proffer ways of mitigating child trafficking and promoting 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, civil society organizations, 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.
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