Human Rights

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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