Women’s Justice: Work-in-Progress

   Accountability for Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) STAMPEDE We are proud to announce that the public interest case of Patience Nonye Omezie & Kasim Tunde Suleiman Vs FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA has been filed at the Federal High Court, Abuja, FCT, Nigeria The case challenges the immigration job interviews of March 15, 2014 across Nigeria…

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Moving Towards Urban Inclusivity Workshop

SPACES FOR CHANGE convened the Moving Towards Urban Inclusivity Workshop in Owerri on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.  There were 45 persons in attendance, comprising traders, market women, members of the Nigerian Bar Association, federation of women lawyers (FIDA), civil servants, religious leaders, retirees and NGO workers. The aim of the workshop is to build awareness of housing…

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Presenting anti-Eviction Policy Proposal to Urban Stakeholders

On the invitation of the Lagos State Government, SPACES FOR CHANGE|S4C officially presented its plans to draft the Guidelines on Forced Evictions at the Monthly Interactive Session of Stakeholders & Community Development Practitioners in Lagos State held on October 26, 2017. The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Communications and Communities specially invited S4C to the forum. S4C team…

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S4C Testifies at NHRC’s Public Hearing on Police Abuses in the South West Zone

A COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AFTER THE PUBLIC HEARING ON POLICE ABUSES IN NIGERIA HELD ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2017  NOPRIN and the National Human Rights Commission, with the support of the Observatory on Monitoring of Human Rights Observance by Security and Justice Institutions in Nigeria, held a Public Hearing on Police Abuses in Nigeria, in Lagos…

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Petroleum Host Community Development Bill, 2016: Key Findings

Definition of Host Community: The Petroleum Host Community Development Bill (PHCDB), 2016, expands the definition of the term, host community. It accommodates communities across the country either directly involved or affected by petroleum production operations. It is instructive to note that communities directly involved or affected by petroleum production operations do not experience the same levels of…

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Consultative Meeting on the Petroleum Host Community Development Bill

On October 25, 2017, Spaces for Change (S4C) convened a consultative meeting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on the Petroleum Host Community Development Bill, 2016. The meeting brought together 40 leaders of petroleum host communities, women, youth, cultural and non-governmental organizations, including the representatives of state legislative houses, academia and the media.   In his…

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UNGA 72: Safeguarding the Legal, Political, and Operational Space for Civil Society and Other Local Actors

  SPACES FOR CHANGE’s presented its recent research findings on closing spaces in Nigeria at the Global Solutions Exchange’s (GSX’) high-level panel at the sidelines of the 72nd UN General Assembly meeting held in New York between September 16-22, 2017. The panel discussion on “Safeguarding the Legal, Political, and Operational Space for Civil Society and Other Local Actors to…

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Factsheet on Imo Demolitions

   Date Demolitions  | Government Justification |Consequences 2012-2016 Beginning from 2012, an unceasing string of demolition exercises has raged through the State in the name of urban renewal. In a number of press statements, Imo State Government has said the demolition exercises form part of its urban renewal efforts to make Owerri a modern city…

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