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

Witchcraft Branding: Man to die by hanging for killing 11 years old twins in Cross River State.

By Samson Balogun | February 17, 2022

On Tuesday, February 15 2022. A man, Anyanime Festus was sentenced to death by hanging by Honorable Justice A. A. Onyebueke of Cross River State High Court, sitting in Akamkpa for killing his 11-year-old twin daughters, Mfoniso and Emediong Anyanime,…

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Our Principal Counsel, Barr. James Ibor, makes list of 100 Nigeria’s top Changemakers.

By Samson Balogun | February 8, 2022

The Principal Counsel of Basic Right Counsel Initiative (BRCI), Barr. Jame Ibor; Omoyele Sowore of Sahara Reporters, Arise TV Presenter and celebrated columnist, Dr. Reuben Abati, the Olu of Warri, His Royal Majesty, Olu Tsola Emiko, Ogiame Atuwatse III; Hit…

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Money Wives And Child Abuse In Cross River State.

By Samson Balogun | January 11, 2022

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…

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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