The HAWK Project

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

YHN/CRARN holds another successful anti-childwitch branding campaign in Oro Udung, Akwa-Ibom State

In furtherance of our commitments to a world where children will be free from any form of witch branding, which often results in abandonments and killings, YHN in conjunction with our partner, CRARN, held a one-day sensitization town hall meeting at Oro Udung, on Thursday, 1st of July, 2011.

The programme had in attendance the paramount ruler of Oro land and his chiefs, the market women representatives, youth leaders in the area and the head of welfare service of the Oro local government.

The programme was a huge success as vital issues were clarified and the child rights sanctions against child witch labelling explained. An Abuse Prevention and Monitoring Committee was also formed to follow up on the resolutions.

Special thanks to the paramount ruler and his chiefs for the support; and to Essit of Rocky Fella fame for covering the event. And to the TEAM: YHN and CRARN, and also Lucky Inyang led SSNCEF, Eket.

Ayo, Senior Project Officer