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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International Day for Street Children.

On the 12th of April, organisations around the world come together to recognize the International Day for Street Children: a special day acknowledging the strength and resilience of millions of street children around the world.International Day for Street Children (IDSC) has been celebrated globally since 2012, to recognise the humanity, dignity and defiance of street…

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In Lockdown With Their Rapists

CALABAR, Nigeria — In March 2020, when schools in Nigeria closed their doors to flatten the surging curve of coronavirus infection, the unintended consequence was that thousands of children and teenagers across the country became soft targets of sexual assault and rape. Celia*, 17, was one of them. On a sunny afternoon last December, Celia…

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Money Wives And Child Abuse In Cross River State.

Becheve is a community in Obanliku Local Government Area of Cross River. It’s an eight hours drive from Calabar, the State Capital but it is stuck with an age-long bizarre culture. The cultural practice of ‘money marriage/wife’ is a custom in which a girl child is sold out to a man by her parents as wife in…

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Seven Minors Raped In Cross River Council In 21 Days

Child Protection Network (CPN) in Cross River State has raised the alarm over seven reported cases of underage girls raped in Akampka Local Government Area of the state within 21 days. The state Chairperson, Child Protection Network (CPN), James Ibor, said statistics given to him by Chairperson of Akampka LGA showed the incidents occurred in…

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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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