By Patrick Obia
A non-profit organization poised on ending all forms of witchcraft accusations, the Basic Rights Counsel Initiative (BRCI) has sensitized Cross River Community on witchcraft accusations and the Child Rights Law.
BRCI in collaboration with Safe Child Africa, through its Prevent Abuse of Children Today (PACT) organized an impactful advocacy meeting in Ikot Offiong Ambai, Akpabuyo Local Government Area of the State.
The remarkable gathering brought together diverse individuals including men, women, children, traditional leaders, and religious leaders from the LGA, united under the thought-provoking theme ‘witchcraft accusations and the law’.
The highly interactive exercise delved into a crucial topic of the Child Rights Law, emphasizing its relevance to the issue at hand.
According to the Principal Counsel of BRCI, Barrister James Ibor said: “Together, we are working towards spreading awareness, advocating for justice, and creating a safer environment for all. Let us stand against witchcraft stigmatization and protect the rights of every child.”
Highlights of the event were an insightful session on witchcraft branding, shedding light on its consequences and impact; a special drama presentation that showcased the hardships faced by those falsely accused of witchcraft, including broken homes, abuse, and emotional trauma.