Posts by Jansi Omini


Clement a child on the street in Calabar

The Day of the African Child is celebrated every year on June 16 since 1991. It was first initiated by the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in honor of those who participated in the Soweto Uprising in 1976. It is a time for the world to reflect on the progress made towards child’s rights and to raise awareness of…

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Little Esther Needs A Foster Carer

Little Esther is an 11-year-old child that was accused of witchcraft by her sick grandmother and forced out of her home. She was found almost lifeless by a volunteer by a major road in Calabar. She spent six straight months in the hospital and most times on oxygen. Thanks to Jens, Melanie and Asu Okang…

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Day of the African Child by James Ibor

On 16 June 1976 In Soweto, South Africa, thousands of black school children took to the streets of South Africa to protest against substandard education and to demand their right to be educated in their native language. Hundreds of them were killed by security agents; and in 14days of protest that followed, more than a…

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Day of the African Child 2020

On June 16, 2020, Basic Rights Counsel Initiative marked the Day of the African Child with the theme: “Access to a Child Friendly Justice System”. In celebration of this day, the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, Abuja in collaboration with UNICEF organized an online parley with policy makers on the theme: Promoting Access to Child…

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End Witchcraft Branding and Stigmatization Campaign (#EWBS)

Witchcraft branding is an offence punishable under Sections 210 to 215 of the Nigerian Criminal Code Act, LFN 2004. However, this widespread practice has been seen continuously among many communities especially in the southern region of the country which engage in this criminality without any regard for the law. Unsurprisingly, the majority of victims of…

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