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

BRCI’s Dairy of Stolen Children

By Edu Ele | October 19, 2018

Samuel Edet Zion Samuel (pictured) was five years old when he was abducted by unknown individuals in April, 2015. Despite the best efforts of the Nigerian Police, he has yet to be recovered and reunited with his family. #BRCIDiaryofStolenChildren  …

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

By Edu Ele | 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 Edu Ele | July 6, 2018

Every day is #dayofthegirl 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 for 2030, connects the adolescent…

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 Our Partners

Ford Foundation
Project Alert
CLEEN Foundation

About Us

BRCI is a nonprofit in Nigeria working in the trenches since 2011 to promote and protect the fundamental rights of children.

Our strategy relies on providing free legal and ancillary services like emergency shelter, family tracing and unification, economic, educational and medical support for vulnerable children.

Contact BRCI

15, King Street, Big Qua, Calabar, CRS, Nigeria

+234 809 012 3666

+234 906 042 6199