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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Enough! Stop criminalizing young people living in the slums!

Miscreants. Street urchins. Drug addicts. Criminals. Thugs. Prostitutes. These are examples of the negative adjectives commonly used to describe young people living in urban slums and informal settlements. Labeling them in this manner often provides justification for security agents to routinely raid the spaces and places where they live, leading to the arrest and detention…

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ENGAGING EFFECTIVELY IN COUNTER-TERRORISM & ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING PROCESSES

SPACES FOR CHANGE participated in the Experts Hub on anti-money laundering (AML) and countering financing of terrorism (CFT) held on January 21 -26, 2018 at the Hague, Netherlands. International Center for Non-profit Law (ICNL), European Center for Non-profit Law (ECNL) and Human Security Collective (HSC) co-organized the Experts’ Hub which brought together representatives of non-profit…

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It is the elite versus the people

In this article, Carel Grol, a Dutch journalist writes about the mass demolition of informal settlements and replacing them with luxury villas… (Original article in Dutch published in Het Financieele Dagblad. Translated to English)   Aderemi Ilawole is dead. He was 74. He owned seven houses in Badia East, a small neighbourhood alongside the railway lines…

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Federal Legislative Committee Hold Retreat on the NGO Bill

At a special retreat for members of the Nigerian House of Representatives’ Committee on Civil Society and Development Partners considering the Non-governmental Organizations Regulatory Bill (NGO BIll), SPACES FOR CHANGE | S4C delivered an expert legal analysis of the draft statute, highlighting the intersections with existing legislations and the implications for civil society and charitable operations in…

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What Should an Eviction Guideline Contain?

In Lagos, developing the capital city’s infrastructure remains a priority for the Lagos State Government. This official commitment toward infrastructure provisioning has often resulted in mass evictions and large-scale displacement of city inhabitants, especially the urban poor who live in the informal settlements, also known as slums. There is currently no legal framework that espouses how…

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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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