Basic Rights Counsel Initiative (BRCI) Holds Workshop On Humanist Ceremonies, Call for Respect For Freedom of Speech.
Basic Rights Counsel Initiative, BRCI, has held a workshop on humanist ceremonies in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, where calls were made to respect Nigerians’ freedom of speech. The event which was in partnership with the Calabar Humanists and Humanist Association of Nigeria had the theme “wedding, naming and funeral without religion” held at…Read More
BRCI Rescues, Accommodate Two Girls Defiled By Their Father In Calabar.
Two teenagers, unnamed, were last weekend in Calabar, rescued and accommodated by a not-for-profit organization, the Basic Rights Counsel Initiative, BRCI following reports of sexual and physical abuse by their father, Linus Samuel Sunday Ukum. Mr. Ukum, 40, a plumber and native of Nsit – Ubium Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, who is…Read More
PRESS STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO THE PRESS INTERVIEW GRANTED BY ELDER (MRS.) MARGARET E. ASIM ON THE SEXUAL ABUSE OF A CHILD ALLEGEDLY COMMITTED BY HER HUSBAND, MR. EDET OKON ASIM
I have read with infinite pain and sadness the press interview granted by Elder (Mrs.) Margaret E. Asim, wife of the embattled Special Adviser to the Governor of Cross River State on Biodiversity, Mr. Edet Okon Asim, who is alleged to have sexually abused a fifteen-year-old girl child over the course of three years and…Read More
End Witchcraft Branding and Stigmatization Campaign (#EWBS)
Comfort, Hope and Goodness, three girls aged 13, 5 and 3 respectively are siblings who live with their grandmother since losing both of their parents in 2016. In February 2018 they were branded witches by their grandmother and accused of being responsible for her ill health. To coerce a confession out of them, she invited…Read More
BRCI Debate Series – Spanking
Basic Rights Counsel Initiative (BRCI) organizes a debate series tagged #BRCIDebate. the debate is aimed at breaking the culture of silence around child abuse. It is a platform where topical issues are addressed by experts. The debate is usually streamed live on our Facebook Page. You can watch all previous editions of #BRCIDebate on our…Read More
Man Ties 3 Year Old Niece to Tree and Sets Her on Fire for Defecating
The child pictured above is 3 year old Destiny* a native of Akampka Local Government Area in Cross River State. She lives with her paternal uncle in the village as her parents have moved to the city in order to improve their economic lot. Her uncle was charged with taking good care of her and…Read More
Save Enobong’s Abducted Children
On the 19th of November, 2017, Enobong Effiong Joseph and her four children were abducted from Calabar at about 7am on their way to church and taken to Aba in Abia State. The woman who was separated from her children (at Aba), was taken to be killed in Always Ibom but she was lucky to…Read More