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2019 International Women’s Day Celebration

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year. It is a focal point in the movement for women’s rights. After the Socialist Party of America organized a Women’s Day on February 28, 1909 in New York, the 1910 International Socialist Woman’s Conference suggested a Women’s Day be held annually. After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in…

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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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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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BRCI’s Dairy of Stolen Children

Samuel Edet Zion Samuel (pictured) was five years old when he was abducted by unknown individuals in April, 2015. Despite the best efforts of the Nigerian Police, he has yet to be recovered and reunited with his family. #BRCIDiaryofStolenChildren     Essien Bassey Mbara On the 15th of May, 2015, young Essien (Male) left home…

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Day of the Girl Child

Every day is #dayofthegirl but 11th of October every year is set aside to take a closer look at the issues that affect the girl child. This year’s theme, Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030, connects the adolescent girl to the Sustainable Development Goals #SDG. the SDGs are not complete if we can’t…

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