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The Nigerian Humanist Movement is holding a national conference on “Witch Hunts, Christian Fundamentalism and Child Abuse” on October 21 and 22, 2009, at the University of Uyo Community Center. Participation is open to everyone.

WHO: The Nigerian Humanist Movement
WHAT: national conference on “Witch Hunts, Christian Fundamentalism and Child Abuse.”
WHERE: the University of Uyo Community Center, Uyo, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria.
WHEN: October 21 and 22, 2009 (see programme for additional events before and after).

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

On October 19/20 we are flyering. If you want to join us, then please arrive in Uyo by October 18 at the latest.

On October 21 from 9.00 to 11.00 am, the event kicks off with an anti witchcraft March from Ikot Ekpene Road to the venue of the conference. It will be followed by the Opening Ceremony to be keynoted by Dr N Etuk of the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital. We have invited the Governor and the First Lady of the State.

The conference proceedings are in four phases:

  • Phase I is the Opening and the government session. Some governmental and intergovernmental agencies have been invited to discuss what they are doing to tackle the problem of witchhunt and child abuse;
  • Phase II will be for non governmental organisations and activists to discuss their work;
  • Phase III will be for academics to present their papers;
  • Phase IV will be devoted to humanist business including the world humanist day lecture.

We are planning two post conference visits to the office NAPTIP(National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffick in Persons) and CRARN on October 23.

ACCOMMODATION

Guests should arrive on October 20. There are good hotels and guest houses at reasonable prices at EWET HOUSING ESTATE. The rates are between 3000 naira to 10.000 naria. If you want us to help you with accommodation please contact us immediately at 07033823977. Please note it is difficult to find transport after 6pm.

CONTACT

Leo Igwe, email: telephone:(+234)(0)7033823977.

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