Jessica Sewall (Nigeria)


Jessica Sewall (Nigeria)

Jessica Sewall (The Women’s Consortium of Nigeria - WOCON): Jessica completed her undergraduate coursework at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and studied abroad in both Ecuador and Chile. In Ecuador, she was a part of a team that conducted a needs assessment and census survey of a small village outside of Quito, with a focus on potable water and sanitation and infrastructure. Jessica worked for the City of Milwaukee on an outreach campaign for work support benefits for low-income families. She then returned to university. At the time of her fellowship, Jessica was studying for a Master’s degree in International Policy and Development at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, and a Certificate in Humanitarian and Refugee Emergencies.



25 Jul

Oil of Course!

Days after returning to Lagos from spending a week in Benin City, I am still

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Posted Jul 25, 2006

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19 Jul

Mandatory HIV Awareness in Edo State

Edo State in Nigeria is where a reported 90% of trafficking victims come from. Why

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Posted Jul 19, 2006

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12 Jul

The Fine Line Between Trafficking and Smuggling

At 23 years old this young Nigerian woman, let’s call her Tess, is feisty and

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Posted Jul 12, 2006

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06 Jul

Trafficking of Primates

Just as children and women are trafficked here in Nigeria, so are our close relatives-

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Posted Jul 06, 2006

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27 Jun

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Jumping between shiny Land Rovers and Mercedes with hired drivers pulling out of St. Elmo’s

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Posted Jun 27, 2006

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20 Jun

Hope for Trafficking Survivors

She was 15 years old, and she was taken on her way to school in

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Posted Jun 20, 2006

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13 Jun

Lagos Red Light District

At 3 a.m. in the red light district of Lagos, dozens of young Nigerian girls

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Posted Jun 13, 2006

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09 Jun

Working Through Power Outages

Since June 2nd the power has been out in Lagos fairly consistently, with a few

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Posted Jun 09, 2006

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07 Jun

Kudirat Abiola

Kudirat Abiola was assassinated in June of 1996. She was the outspoken wife of Nigerian

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Posted Jun 07, 2006

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04 Jun

God and Death

Today I sat in the back of a car going 60 mph that swerved around

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Posted Jun 04, 2006

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25 May

Pre-Arrival Perceptions of Lagos

My guidebook on Lagos, Nigeria has left me with expectations and perceptions of the culture

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Posted May 25, 2006

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20 May

Preparing for June 1st Arrival

I am excited with anticipation to begin work with the Women’s Consortium of Nigeria on

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Posted May 20, 2006

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