INTEGRATING COMMUNITY RIGHTS, PRIORITIES AND EXPECTATIONS INTO THE LAGOS RESILIENCE AGENDA

  Building a resilient mega-city is important. Public infrastructure matters. Beautifying Lagos is necessary. But in doing all of these, government must respect human rights and put the PEOPLE first. These statements formed the crust of the high-level panel, Integrating Community Rights, Priorities, and Expectations into the Lagos Resilience Agenda, which SPACES FOR CHANGE | S4C,…

Building Collapse: Don’t Demolish Without Safeguards, S4C Urges Lagos State Government ​

On March 15, 2019, SPACES FOR CHANGE wrote to the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LABCA) and Lagos State Urban Renewal Agency (LASURA), demanding safeguards and social protections for those that may be affected by official measures to stem the tide of collapsed buildings in the state.  Should demolitions become inevitable, we specifically request LABCA to assess structures…

IWD2019: S4C’s Step-By-Step to Gender Equality Workshop Excites Slum Women in Lagos

In commemoration of the 2019 International Women’s Day (IWD2019), SPACES FOR CHANGE (S4C) and the Communities’ Alliance against Displacement (CAD) convened a Community Women’s Forum, Step-by-Step to Gender Equality, where 60 women and girls living in informal and displaced communities in Lagos State learned about integrated approaches for advancing gender empowerment and gender equality in their…

S4C, Lagos Communities Testify at NHRC Panel Investigating Police Brutality in Nigeria

Few days after an Urban Security Summit organized by Spaces for Change | S4C in August 2018 exposed the injustices perpetrated by Nigerian security operatives in Lagos’ informal settlements, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) announced its intention to set up an investigative panel to redress human rights violations committed by members of the Special…

Empowering Displaced Women to Overcome

On September 27, 2018,  Communities Alliance Against Displacement (CAD) launched the WOMENPOWA initiative aimed at empowering displaced women bounce back from the agony of displacement-induced poverty.  Women living in the informal settlements often have small businesses in and around their homes. When the settlements where they live are demolished on the orders of state actors…