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…

Expanding Opportunities for Women’s Empowerment in the Petroleum Industry

Whether it is by means of employment quota, affirmative action, corporate policies on gender diversity, targeted investment in girls/women STEM education, access to finance or making licensing conditions less onerous for women entrepreneurs and investors, African governments must take concerted measures to increase women’s visibility and participation in the oil and gas sector. SPACES FOR…

Policy Research Brief: Kerosene Subsidy Reform and the Burden of Supply

Months after the changes in kerosene subsidy policy,  the product remains scarce, as prices soar across major cities in Nigeria. We advocate that kerosene subsidy reform can have positive effects if it leads to improved energy supply systems, increasing energy access to the poor and the vulnerable, especially women living in communities that lack electricity and energy-efficient services.…

Joining the Dots: Fuel Subsidies, Reform, Targeting and Poor Women

ENERGIA, the international network on gender and sustainable energy, in its May 2016 newsletter, features SPACES FOR CHANGE’s energy and gender research in Nigeria. SPACES FOR CHANGE, along with project partners’ research focuses on understanding the way energy subsidy policies and reforms do or do not bring about improved access to cooking and lighting fuels – liquefied petroleum…

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…

Post-subsidy Removal: How Kerosene Unavailability Disproportionately Affects Women

In January 2016, the Federal Government of Nigeria hiked the price of Household Kerosene (HHK) from N50 per litre to N83 per litre, officially ending subsidy on the product. The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA, clarified in its product pricing template that only the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation(NNPC)-owned filling stations would sell at that…