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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Urban Security Summit Uncovers Injustices in Lagos Informal Settlements

Stakeholders in the justice, urban and security sectors converged at the Urban Security Summit organized by SPACES FOR CHANGE ~ S4C  on August 21, 2018, to discuss ways of strengthening institutional and human capacities to develop security and urban planning systems that are responsive, inclusive and sustainable.  Participants at the Summit  held in Lagos comprised federal…

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Lagos State Housing Ministry Inaugurates Committee on Affordable Housing

In August 2018, Spaces for Change’s director, Victoria Ohaeri, was appointed member of the Lagos State Ministry of Housing Committee on Affordable Housing. The inauguration of the Committee came on the heels of sustained multi-stakeholder advocacy for the delivery of affordable housing for the low-income populations in the city of Lagos. At one such multi-stakeholder interactive…

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S4C Participates in GIABA’s Regional Workshop for Civil Society Organizations

Fisayo Ajala, SPACES FOR CHANGE’s / S4C’s Researcher on Civic Space joined 47 other civil society representatives and stakeholders from across the West African region at the three-day sensitization workshop organized by the Intergovernmental Action Group Against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA). The recently-concluded workshop  on anti-money laundering (AML) and countering financing of terrorism (CFT) requirements…

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Badia Evictees Still Pushing for Justice Years After Community Demolitions

SPACES FOR CHANGE | S4C has re-initiated legal action against the Lagos State Government and the Ojora chieftaincy family, seeking justice for residents of Badia-East who were forcefully evicted, and their homes and business premises demolished in September 2015 and June 2017 respectively. The latest legal action consolidates a previous lawsuit which S4C filed on behalf…

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Improving Access to Urban Services in Informal Communities

27 leaders of informal communities participated in the one-day capacity-building workshop which the Communities Alliance against Displacement (CAD) organized for its executives and leaders of their member-communities on March 30, 2018, in Lagos. CAD is a loose network that brings together representatives of informal communities and interest groups in Lagos committed to undertaking individual and collective action against…

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Cities for Profit Vs. Cities for People

Do economic transactions affect citizens’ constitutional rights to public space? With the influx of private investments in real estate and mega project development—such as the Eko Atlantic City and the Lekki Free Trade Zone—what are the emerging tensions between private investments and public interests? How does the Cities for Profit vs. Cities for People narrative play out in the Lagos…

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PREVENTING TERRORIST ABUSE OF NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

SPACES FOR CHANGE joined 50 other non-profit stakeholders in West Africa at the three-day regional workshop organized by the Intergovernmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) to discuss the strategies for developing effective frameworks and structures to fight money laundering and terrorist financing through non-profit organizations (NPOs). GIABA, the institution responsible for coordinating anti-money…

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