IN THE PRESS: SHRINKING CIVIC SPACE IN NIGERIA Governments: Take concrete steps to reverse trends of shrinking and closing civic spaces in Nigeria, By Tola Winjobi Stop intimidating #EndSARS promoters, supporters, group tells FG Fight Insurgency and Stop Intimidating #EndSARS Frontliners and Supporters – CSCSD Blasphemy: Court frees 13-year-old, orders retrial of musician sentenced to death Communique Issued by Participants at the end of a One-Day National Multi stakeholders Workshop on Shrinking and Close Civic Space in Nigeria For the … read more
Between Monday 27 and Tuesday 28, January 2020, there was a Civil Society Retreat organized by the OSSAP-SDGs at Reiz Continental Hotel Abuja. Apart from paper presentations, there was an election that ushered in the new leadership of Civil Society Strategy Group on SDGs in Nigeria. It should be recalled that the first Civil Society Strategy Group on SDGs was organized under the auspices of OSIWA in November 2015 supported by Action Campaign but there has been some lull in … read more
10th December 2019, Ibadan, Nigeria – CAFSO-WRAG for Development in partnership with the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) is organising a series of events tackling the shrinking civic space to commemorate the International Human Rights Day in Nigeria as part of multiple actions marking the CPDE Global Day of Action 2019. The event titled, “the imperative of enabling environment for civil society shrinking space in Nigeria”, aimed to advocate for the reversal of shrinking spaces for civil society and … read more
According to the Belgrade Call to Action (2019), over six billion people are living in countries where there are serious constraints on civic space: the conditions are closed for civil society in 23 countries; civil society is highly repressed in 35 countries while civil society faces substantial legal and political obstacles in 53 countries.