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

NGO End One Day Stakeholders Meeting In Calabar, Sue For Ways To Alleviate Poverty

By Samson Balogun | September 12, 2022

Non-Governmental Organization ActionAid Nigeria, in partnership with Basic Rights Counsel Initiative (BRCI), has ended its one-day stakeholders meeting on ways to alleviate poverty in local communities. The event was held at the conference room of the State Ministry of Justice,…

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An initiative is securing justice for rape survivors but faces a heap of challenges

By Samson Balogun | August 21, 2022

One Tuesday morning, 14-year-old Sarah Israel* sat at home waiting patiently for a verdict that would see her step father, 47-year-old Emmanuel Thompson Udo, who had sexually assaulted her either pay for his sins or walk free. When the report…

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Trafficked Child Seeks Reunion With Parent

By Samson Balogun | August 12, 2022

BRCI An eight years old child identified as Believe-In-God Mandu Chinedu who was trafficked to Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River State from Imo State in May 2022 has sought a reunion with his parents. Believe-In-God who was rescued…

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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