Mbaise Women Organize for Community Development

103 women of Umuanuma community in Nguru, Aboh-Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State, gathered on February 16, 2018 for a one-day community outreach on fiscal justice and community organizing. The outreach designed to empower members of Umuanuma Women’s Association (UWA) had three primary objectives: to educate on how to organize themselves to advance their community developmental…

Women, Violence and the Law

SPACES FOR CHANGE is conducting a research to understand why gender-based violence, especially those that occur in the home persists in Nigeria despite the plethora of laws and policies that are in place to address them.  Implemented under the auspices of a  a cross-cutting programme of policy research support for the United States-based Women’s Learning Partnership for…

CHIBOK GIRLS: TWO YEARS ON

On April 14, 2016, Nigeria witnessed a number of activities ranging from street marches, public discussions, seminars, conferences, book launches and media events, specifically dedicated to the commemoration of the two years anniversary of the abduction of Chibok girls. Abducted by suspected Boko Haram insurgent fighters since April 14, 2014, the whereabouts of these young girls…

PHOTOSPEAK: Kerosene Queues Tell the Story of Women’s Energy Poverty

    Forte Oil, Capital Oil and Total PLC have started selling kerosene at N50 per litre at their pump stations in Lagos. Dejection. Exhaustion. Fatigue. Exasperating optimism. These adjectives and many more are insufficient to describe the expression on the faces of tens of thousands of citizens, predominantly women with babies strapped on their…