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

Mindless Killing of Children and Women by The Paul Biya Led Government In Cameroon: An Urgent Need for Action

By Jansi Omini | October 3, 2018

Press Release: Mindless Killings of Children and Women by The Paul Biya Led Government In Cameroon: An Urgent Need for Action Ministry of Women Affairs Secretariat, Hope Waddell Avenue, Calabar, Cross River State. October 3, 2018. We watched with dismay…

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Day of the Girl Child

By Jansi Omini | July 6, 2018

Every day is a day of the girl child but 11th of October every year is set aside to take a closer look at the issues that affect the girl child. This year’s theme, Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision…

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Man Ties 3 Year Old Niece to Tree and Sets Her on Fire for Defecating

By Jansi Omini | June 30, 2018

The child pictured above is 3 year old Destiny* a native of Akampka Local Government Area in Cross River State. She lives with her paternal uncle in the village as her parents have moved to the city in order to…

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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