Through empowerment, change of attitudes and  perceptions, we  bolster youth and women participation in decision-making processes and take urgent action to challenge discriminatory practices and injustices in public and private life affecting them.

Pushing for Change through Digital Story-telling

After participating in an intensive 5-day course on digital story-telling, 15 youths from informal settlements across Lagos State have learned how to produce their own digital stories about the social inequalities, extreme deprivations and forced displacement that they face everyday. Through a 7-part process, the participants comprising 8 males and 7 females, aged 20-35 years,…

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…

Make Economic Growth Work for Women in Nigeria

In the Nigerian context where women rarely have inheritance or succession rights to property, and are traditionally deprived of important empowering resources – in terms of access to land, education, health care, labor market opportunities – making economic growth work for women means more than reforming economic policies and programs, but also understanding the impacts…

Civil Society Organizations: Synergies, Partnership and Amplified Civic Engagements (CSO-SPACE Nigeria)

Commitment towards innovation, the ability to collaborate, build alliances and networks, and make impact in a sustained manner, have been listed as some of the strategic “warfare” startups and young non-profits must have, in order to meet changing conditions in the 21st Century non-governmental sector.  NGO stakeholders reached this consensus as a panel session on Civil Society Organizations:…

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…

Slum Youth Challenge the Rhetoric of Hooliganism and Criminality

With support from Spaces for Change, the youth living in the Lagos slums of Ijora Badia-East and Ebutte-Metta are using arts, music, dance, drama, skill acquisition training and public concerts to challenge popular narratives that label them as “criminals, hoodlums, miscreants.”  At a public concert held in Badia East on March 30, 2016, hundreds of local…