Sign the petition - Support the Prevent Abandonment of Children Today(PACT) Campaign
We are deeply concerned by the high rates of child abandonment, torture and killings due to the widely held belief if child "witches" in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.
We believe that all children have the right to be protected from being hurt or mistreated, either phyically or mentally, and that it is the role of the Government to ensure this. As such we declare our full support for the key demands of the Prevent Abandonment of Children Today (PACT) campaign. These are as follows:
1 The Akwa Ibom State Government should enact the Child Rights Act
2 The Akwa Ibom State Government should begin to regulate the activities of churches known to be violating the rights of children
3 The Nigerian Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) should ban all home videos that promote superstitious beliefs and lead to the stigmatisation of children as "witches"
We call upon the Akwa Ibom State Government and the Nigerian Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) to do everything in their powers to protect and save the lives of these innocent children. The eyes of the world are watching . Turning a blind eye to this needless suffering is not an option. Please act now.
For more information on the two organisations that launched and promote the PACT campaign in Akwa Ibom State please see the following websites: