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

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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Risk factors associated with sexual assault in Calabar, south eastern Nigeria.

By Samson Balogun | May 31, 2022

Sexual assault inflicts significant physical and psychological trauma in the victims. Interventions to prevent this violent crime against women are a major public health concern. The aim of this study is to identify the risk factors for sexual assault as…

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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

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

+234 809 012 3666

+234 906 042 6199