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…

Summary of the NGO Bill

Long title                 Bill for an Act to Provide for the Establishment of the Non-Governmental    Organisations Regulatory Commission for the Supervision, Co-ordination and Monitoring of Non-Governmental Organisations, Civil Society Organisations etc, in Nigeria and for Related Matters   Popular title                    NGO Bill   NGO Bill: History, Objectives Sponsored by Honorable Umar Buba Jibril, the NGO Bill…

S4C Participates in Strategy Meeting on Civic Space Issues in Tanzania

SPACES FOR CHANGE’s Lotanna Nwodo participated in the Strategy Meeting of civic space issues in Tanzania between April  26-28, 2017. The Strategy Meeting, with over fifty organizations in attendance, was part of a three-day programme organised by the Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRD Coalition) in conjunction with the International Centre for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL), in…

Security and Conflict: Work-in-Progress

BeyondtheHashtags #BeyondtheHashtags is a conversation seeking to evaluate the handling of the counter-terrorism operations in the northern part of Nigeria, with a special focus on the abduction of hundreds of Chibok school girls in Borno State. The May 20, 2014 Citizens Forum drew an impressive cast of independent legal experts, human rights advocates, community leaders, students, public servants, security operatives, media…

#BeyondtheHashtags: Tracking the Gaps, Progress in Countering Insurgency

 Emerging Citizens’ Concerns (Online Collation)   Beginning from February 2014 when 20 young female students were reportedly abducted from Government Girls Senior Science Secondary School and Ashigar School of Business and Administrative Studies, Borno State, Spaces for Change.S4C launched a people-powered campaign using both the formal and informal media to heighten awareness of the growing threats…