Symposium in Nigeria: Witchcraft and Child Rights

  • post Type / Members and partners
  • Date / 11 July 2009

Date Wednesday July 29 2009 10.00 am
Venue Cross River State Library, Calabar Cross River State, Nigeria
Guest Speakers from UNICEF, NAPTIP, Cross River State Government, Nigerian Humanist Movement, Stepping Stones Nigeria and Child Rights and Rehabilitation Network.

To highlight the abuses of child rights that take place in Nigeria due to the belief in witchcraft

To educate the public about the dangers of the belief in witchcraft and other superstitious beliefs

To identify the role of “false prophets” in spreading the belief in witchcraft and attempt to dialogue with religious leaders on this issue

To engage with traditional rulers, women’s groups, youth groups, NGOs, pastors and government on the issue of witchcraft and child rights abuses

Let’s Join hands to eradicate the accusation, stigmatization and abandonment of children in the name of witchcraft

Leo Igwe
Executive Secretary
Nigerian Humanist Movement
P.O.Box 25269 Mapo Ibadan
Oyo State Tel 08033861053


Online http://www.steppingstonesnigeria.org

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