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Child Rights Awareness Creation Organisation (CRACO) is a Non Profit Organisation committed to the protection and promotion of the Rights and Welfare of Children and Women. CRACO was founded on November 15th, 2006 in University of Ibadan, (Nigeria’s premiere University) Oyo State, by a final year Law student- Mr. Joseph Igwe, in association with some other final year law students who wrote their final year project on topics bothering on the rights of children in Africa.

Research for their project led them to the knowledge of the high rate of child abuse and exploitation in Africa, particularly in Nigeria. Among the publications they came across that motivated the formation of CRACO is UNICEF’s annual publication on the state of the world’s children, 2006 edition captioned “Excluded and Invisible”. This explained the idea behind the motto of CRACO “making the Child Included and Visible”. CRACO is committed to creating a brighter and hopeful future for today’s children, for a better world. We have membership that spread across Nigeria, comprising mostly of young people. Our head office is in Lagos, Nigeria.

CRACO is purely a humanitarian Organisation that focuses majorly on creating awareness on children’s rights and promoting same. We try to achieve this through publications, public lectures, music and film production, and through the media, especially the social media. We also work with schools with the aim of impacting human right education on students as well as training teachers to teach same. CRACO goes as far as undertaking legal case work on behalf of children. In collaboration with relevant Government agencies, we take appropriate actions against child rights infringement whenever live infringement cases are reported to us from concerned members of the public.

Thus, we have been able to save a lot of child domestics from domestic violence and “slavery”, majority of whom we discovered to be victims of child trafficking. One of the basic rights of children that CRACO gives priority attention to is the Right to Survival and Development. We raise fund to cater for the welfare of less privileged, and disabled children. Children’s rights and welfare can not be truly guaranteed if their mothers’ rights and welfare are not guaranteed, as a result we are also interested in the protection of the rights and welfare of women, especially widows who undergo a lot of oppression in our society.

As a member of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, CRACO is committed to ending all forms of violence against children in Nigeria, hence we do not take cases of violence against children lightly. We promptly address such cases when reported to us. CRACO is committed to building a safer and happier world for all children.