ADVOCACY

Legislative advocacy focuses on promotion of better laws for the protection of women and children, especially concerning trafficking child labour/abuse and HIV/AIDS.
Policy Advocacy and sensitization of policy makers to stimulate the adoption of best practices into policy in both government and non governmental fields.
Advocacy and sensitization meetings, with opinion leaders, other NGOs, professionals and the media.
OUR ADVOCACY PAID OFF
A significant landmark of WOTCLEF advocacy was the enactment of the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Law Enforcement and Administration Act 2003 and the subsequent establishment of the National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
This was as a result of WOTCLEF’s direct legislative advocacy. In 2001 the Foundation presented a private bill to the National Assembly which was passed by the National Assembly and signed into law by former President Olusegun Obasanjo on July 14th 2003. The law provides for the investigation, prosecution and stiff punishment for traffickers. Today, NAPTIP is the focal agency for all anti-trafficking programmes and activities in Nigeria and a model anti-trafficking agency in Africa.