What does the global research say about the sexual exploitation of boys? Read The Global Literature Review

Members

The Women’s Consortium of Nigeria (WOCON) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-partisan and non-religious organisation committed to the enforcement of women’s and children’s rights and the attainment of equality, development and peace. WOCON focuses on combating the trafficking of women and children, particularly through advocacy, research and direct action programmes on child trafficking.

Women’s Consortium of Nigeria (WOCON)

Contact: Ms. Morenike Adeoye
Phone: +234 80 33347896
Address: 2nd Floor, 13 Okesuna Street, P.O. Box 5462, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria
Email: wocon95@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.womenconsortiumofnigeria.org

Facts

Reportedly, the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has uprooted more than 1.3 million of children since April 2014. Child prisoners are subjected to sexual exploitation, abuse, forced marriages and recruitment by armed groups.

Nigeria is a source, transit, and destination country for children trafficked for labour and sexual purposes. Nigerian girls are subjected to sex trafficking throughout Europe. Children are also transported to North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia, where they are held captive in the commercial sex industry or forced labour.

In May 2015, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria passed the Cybercrime Prohibition and Prevention Act 2015 into law. It specifically criminalises child pornography and related offences.

Resources

ECPAT International
Nigeria – Country Monitoring Report

Year: 2014

Indicators

Age of Consent

Not Yet Assessed

Extraterritoriality & Extradition

Not Yet Assessed

CSAM Definition

Not Yet Assessed

Background Check Required

Not Yet Assessed

National Commitments

Not Yet Assessed

Child Advocacy Centers

Not Yet Assessed

SEC Police Unit

Not Yet Assessed

Protection Standards Travel and Tourism

Not Yet Assessed

Public SEC Case Data

Not Yet Assessed

Stay Connected. Sign Up to Receive Updates About Our Impact on Child Sexual Exploitation