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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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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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