Publications & Research

Below you will find various documents and press releases that have been produced and/or collaborated by Stepping Stones Nigeria.  


Papers & Publications

Report on Accusations of Witchcraft Against Children in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria - Stepping Stones Nigeria

Statement of Guiding Principles and Best Practice for Working with Children Stigmatised as ‘Witches’ – Stepping Stones Nigeria  

Safeguarding Children Controlled Through Belief in Ritual Oaths, 'Child Witches', or Religious and Traditional Practices – ECPAT UK

Witchcraft Accusations: A Protection Concern for UNHCR and the Wider Humanitarian Commuity? Paper presented by Gary Foxcroft to UNHCR – Stepping Stones Nigeria

UN Concluding Observations on the Rights of the Child: Nigeria

UN Shadow Report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child – Stepping Stones Nigeria


Press Releases


Day of the African Child: NGOs Say 'Disability is not Witchcraft!'

Nigeria Children’s Day: NGOs call on Government to Ensure Justice for Children

NGOs Congratulate Cross River Family Courts on Historic First Judgement

Stepping Stones Nigeria Commends the Akwa Ibom State Government for Provision of Care for Abandoned Children in Uyo

Child Rights Group Lauds Akwa Ibom State Government for Fight Against Illiteracy

International Women's Day: NGOs Call for Action on Rape of Children

Child Rights Groups Link Poverty Levels to Poor Literacy, Call for Action

Stepping Stones Nigeria Refutes Lies in Newswatch Magazine



Child Rights NGO Applauds Federal Government

New Support for Niger Delta Child Rights NGOs

SSN Statement - Overview of Financial, Project and Programme Activities

Open Letter from SSN Board of Trustees - 1st August 2011

2011 Day of the African Child Celebrated with Premiere of Nollywood Child Rights Film

SSN Week Fundraising Challenge - You Name It! You Raise It!

Commission on Child Witchcraft Accusations Visits London

NGO Launches Education Project, Trains Teachers in Niger Delta

SSN Celebrates The First International Day for Street Children

Open Supporter Letter - 18th February 2011

SSN Terminates Partnership with CRARN



Coalition of NGOs Welcome the Publication of UN Committee on the Rights of the Child's Concluding Observations

Child Rights: The Way Ahead for Nigeria

Nigerian Government Condemns Child Witchcraft Accusations

UN to Question Nigerian Government on Abuses of Child Rights

Saving Africa's Witch Children goes to the US

Boy Accused of Witchcraft, Locked in House with Mother's Corpse

Child Rights Activists Respond to Recent Press Attacks on their Work with So-Called Child Witches in Akwa Ibom State

Child Rights Activists Claim Victory in High Court Battle



Twentieth Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child Preventing the Spread of Witchcraft Related Child Rights Abuses – A Call for Action

Coalition of International and National Civil Society Groups and Churches Commend Governor Godswill Akpabio for Swift Response to Child 'Witch' Crisis

Stepping Stones Nigeria Commends Akwa Ibom State Government's Recent Enactment of Child Rights Act

The Fight Against Children being Stigmatised as 'Witches' is Far From Over

Saving Africa's Witch Children Awarded BAFTA



Urgent call for Governments to Prevent Children being Branded as 'Witches'

Day of  the African Child

International NGO Calls for Use of Jolly Phonics Fast Track Reading Scheme in Government Primary School

Background to Stepping Stones Nigeria