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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When There is No Kerosene…

Traditionally, women’s use of energy revolves around domestic chores, particularly for cooking and lighting. Changes in energy subsidy policies often force energy (petrol and kerosene) prices to go up, affecting the way women access, use and experience energy in their households. For instance, in January and May 2016, Nigeria’s pricing body that regulates the price…

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Understanding the idea of affordable housing

With support from Heinrich Boll Stiftung, a week-long study tour of social housing approaches in Munich, Germany, has broadened SPACES FOR CHANGE’s  understanding of affordable home-ownership models that can be deployed to increase housing delivery to low-income earners and the urban poor. From Lagos, to Abuja, to Port Harcourt, and other Nigerian cities, millions of urban poor dwellers…

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Averting Another Round of Forced Evictions in Badia Community

A government-community policy dialogue that SPACES FOR CHANGE brokered between the Nigerian Railway Corporation and Ijora-Badia residents have averted another round of evictions in the community.   Ijora Badia has been the theater of repeated demolitions, forced evictions of historic proportions, which have resulted in significant disruption of social and economic activities. When officials of…

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CAAD Elects EXCO; Sets Agenda

Communities Alliance Against Displacement (CAAD) held its first general meeting on February 23, 2017, with 23 community representatives in attendance. The meeting drew participation from displaced communities, including those settlements in Lagos threatened with forced evictions such as Mowo-Phase2, Ajeromi (Badia-East), Ebute-Metta (West), Otodo-gbame, Atikporome, Araromi-Ale, Otto-Ilogbo, Adekunle Makoko and Toluwani communities.   Election of CAAD…

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Closing Spaces for Civil Society: Lessons from Nigeria

Spaces for Change’s executive director, Victoria Ohaeri, shared the findings of the organization’s research on closing spaces for civil society in Nigeria at the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Private Sector Consultative Forum held at the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crimes in Vienna, Austria. Nonprofit organizations (NPOs) including the civil society have witnessed…

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SURVEY RESULTS: ENERGY USE IN URBAN SLUMS

SPACES FOR CHANGE conducted a pilot survey in two informal communities, also known as slums, in Lagos State—Badia East and Ebutte Metta—with the central  aim  of  understanding how women from low-income households living in Lagos slums use and access energy for cooking and for other domestic purposes. It also aimed to identify and establish the…

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