On Saturday May 30, 2020, foremost migration advocate and the Executive Director, Women Trafficking and Child Labour Eradication Foundation (WOTCLEF), Imaobong Ladipo-Sanusi will address a gathering of over 200 journalists across the continents under the umbrella of the Journalist International Forum for Migration (JIFORM) at online summit.
She is billed to speak on Migration: Women and Children Protection
Her participation was confirmed through a text message by the President of JIFORM, Ajibola Abayomi in a press statement.
Meet WOTCLEF Executive Director, IMAOBONG LADIPO-SANUSI
IMAOBONG LADIPO-SANUSI is a Counter Trafficking and Child Protection Expert. A consistent Child Rights Advocate, a Training Facilitator, Mentor, Therapist and a BBC-trained journalist.
She was the North East, Yobe State secretary of the Social Mobilisation Technical Committee (SOMTEC), a UNICEF Zone E programme on Child Survival Development and Participation.
She joined the Women Trafficking and Child Labour Eradication Foundation (WOTCLEF) as a consultant under the EU/UNODC/NAPTIP/WOTCLEF project NGX41 “Promoting Better Management of Migration in Nigeria by combating and reducing irregular migration that occurs, inter alia through Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants (SOM)”.
She deployed her skills and expertise in the Grant component 1 -Victim Support, Rehabilitation and Empowerment and Grant component 2- Grassroots Awareness Campaign of the project.
She was the interim National Secretary of the Network of Civil Society Organisation Against Child Trafficking, Abuse and Labour (NACTAL), Member of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Child Protection Network and a clinician at the Child Justice Clinic (C.J.C), FCT.
As the Abuja co-ordinator for the African Network for the Prevention and Protection Against Child Abuse and Neglect, (ANPPCAN) she, through Nigeria Human Rights Commission, intervened and successfully resolved a legal adoption tussle involving two American-born Nigerian children.
She is a resource person to many T.V and Radio stations, and has attended several seminars and workshops on child-related issues. She lectured psychology at the Federal Polytechnic, Damaturu, Yobe State and in 1995, during her National Youth Service Corps Programme taught same at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Damaturu, Yobe State.
She worked as a reporter, editor and newspaper columnist for more than a decade.
Imaobong mentors pupils in schools and counsels youngsters using her wide experience and expertise to enhance the lives of children especially the adolescents through the EARLY IMPACT programme.
Until her elevation to the position of the Executive Director of WOTCLEF, she was the organisation’s Programme Officer.
She offers Psycho-Social Support, Rehabilitates and Reintegrates Trafficked, Abused and Vulnerable Persons.
Imaobong hails from Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom state, married and blessed with children. A polyglot, she speaks Ibibio, Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa and English.
As an Anti Trafficking and Child Protection Expert, she continues to show the way forward both home and Abroad namely: Washington DC, Philadelphia, Minnesota and Italy.
At the invitation of the Interpol she trained Law Enforcement Officers on Human Trafficking, Smuggling of Migrants and Irregular Migration issues.