Putting Smiles On The Faces Of Children

We work directly with vulnerable children to rescue them from abusive situations and restore their human dignity...

Our Vision

A Society With Enhanced Quality Of Life For Women And Children.

Our Mission

Facilitate Access To Justice, Equity And Economic Empowerment For Indigent Women, And Vulnerable Children Through Advocacy And Partnership With Relevant MDAs, And Non-State Actors.

Our Core Values

  • Best Interest Of The Child
  • Equity & Justice
  • Good Governance
  • Non-Discrimination
  • Promoting Secularism

Impact by the Numbers.

Children Rescued
Women Empowered
Bills Passed into Law
Convictions Secured


We rescue abused children and provide a measure of safety to them. This critical first step is often necessary to keep the children alive.


Engaging appropriate levels of government for the inclusion of specific needs of children in government policy.

Legal Counseling

Legal counseling for children on their fundamental rights and avenues to redress when these rights violated.


Disadvantaged teenagers and women acquire skills that give them economic alternatives, reducing inequality and raising productivity.

Legal Representation

Properly documenting cases of child abuse and filing suits at the appropriate courts at no costs to the victims.

Peer Networks

Formation of peer education groups in primary and post-primary institutions to propagate the ideals of human rights.

Basic Rights Counsel Initiative Is Now A Member And Associates Of Humanists International

Latest from our Child Rights Blog


By Samson Balogun | October 27, 2022

Human Rights Groups Call for Justice Over the Killings of 5 People Accused of Witchcraft – Dubbed “ Another Calabar 5” – in Cross River State, Nigeria A coalition of UK and Nigeria based Human Rights Groups have appealed to…

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How Youths Tortured, Killed Iquo Edet, Four Others Over Witchcraft Allegations, And Bury Corpse In Forest

By Samson Balogun | October 25, 2022

Mrs. Iquo Edet Iyo and 4 other suspects are said to have been tortured, killed, and buried in a forest over witchcraft allegations in Ndon Nwong village, Okurikang, Odukpani Local Government Area of Cross River State. The sad event began…

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BRCI, Project Alert Visit Cross River Police Commissioner, Calls For Synergy

By Samson Balogun | September 17, 2022

Two non-governmental organizations at the forefront of human rights defense, Project Alert and Basic Rights Counsel Initiative (BRCI) have continued their advocacy visit, calling for synergy with the Nigerian Police Force. This was the high point in an advocacy visit…

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 Our Partners

Ford Foundation

About Us

BRCI is a non-profit organization in Nigeria working in the trenches since 2011 to promote and protect the fundamental rights of children and indigent women.

Our strategy relies on practically deploying out standard case management tools using existing laws and policies and promoting necessary reforms.

Contact BRCI

45A Emmanuel Edem Crescent, Phase II, Federal Housing Estate, Old Odukpani Road, Calabar, Cross River State.

+234 809 012 3666

+234 906 042 6199