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…

PRESS CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS: Why Governor Ambode should rescind the decision to demolish Lagos waterfront communities

The October 10, 2016 press conference, held in Lagos, was a direct response to the Lagos State Government’s plans to demolish the typically informal structures—which Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode described has “shanties”—around the creeks and waterfronts housing thousands of the predominantly urban poor households and fishing communities in the state. The reason advanced for…

15th Lagos Housing Fair

Focusing attention on local content in the provision of housing is the theme of the 2016 Lagos Housing Fair (LHF) held in Lagos. The event held which started on April 25, 2016, brought together city planners,  urban experts, state officials, exhibitors, and manufacturers of local building products in Nigeria.  LHF’s core objective is premised on the…

JOINT PRESS STATEMENT: THOUSANDS OF EVICTEES SUFFER HOMELESSNESS & LOSS OF LIVELIHOOD AFTER IJORA BADIA FORCED EVICTIONS

Friends of Badia East from across the civil society have come together to strongly condemn the forced evictions that began in Badia East, Lagos State, on 18 September 2015. Once again, thousands of families have been rendered homeless at the peak of torrential rainfall, leaving scores of women and children to sleep under makeshift shelters…