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

Estrange Former Akwa Ibom Lawmaker, Robinson Uwak Accused Of Kidnap.

By Samson Balogun | June 28, 2022

Former Akwa Ibom Lawmaker, Mr. Robinson Uwak accused of attempted murder by his estranged wife, Kezia Uwak, has been accused of kidnapping her twins. Kezia who made the accusation in a Facebook post said, Uwak in the company of soldiers…

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PACT Ends A Two-Day Stakeholders Conference In Calabar, Sue Against Witchcraft Branding, Child Abuse.

By Samson Balogun | June 24, 2022

Prevent Abuse of Children Today, PACT, has ended a two-day stakeholders conference on ending child abuse in Cross River and Akwa Ibom States. The annual conference organized by Basic Right Counsel Initiative, BRCI, with support from Safe Child Africa, held…

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Former Akwa Ibom House Of Reps Member Accused Of Attempted Murder By His Wife

By Samson Balogun | June 9, 2022

Former Akwa Ibom State House Representatives Member, Hon. Robinson Uwak has been accused of attempted murder by his wife, Kezia. She made the accusation in a press conference in Calabar where she narrated her ordeal in marriage. Kezie, who couldn’t…

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 Our Partners

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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

15, King Street, Big Qua, Calabar, CRS, Nigeria

+234 809 012 3666

+234 906 042 6199