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

Rescue

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

Advocacy

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.

Training

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

Little Esther Needs A Foster Carer

By Jansi Omini | September 12, 2021

Little Esther is an 11-year-old child that was accused of witchcraft by her sick grandmother and forced out of her home. She was found almost lifeless by a volunteer by a major road in Calabar. She spent six straight months…

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Day of the African Child by James Ibor

By Jansi Omini | June 16, 2021

On 16 June 1976 In Soweto, South Africa, thousands of black school children took to the streets of South Africa to protest against substandard education and to demand their right to be educated in their native language. Hundreds of them…

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Day of the African Child 2020

By Jansi Omini | June 24, 2020

On June 16, 2020, Basic Rights Counsel Initiative marked the Day of the African Child with the theme: “Access to a Child Friendly Justice System”. In celebration of this day, the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, Abuja in collaboration with…

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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

info@brci.org.ng

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