Communiqué issued at the end of a One-Day Roundtable Meeting on Protecting and Expanding Civic Space in Nigeria: Strategies and Tactics, Held at Bestway Luxury Suites Franca Afegbua Crescent, Apo Abuja, Nigeria Thursday 20th July 2017.
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A one-day roundtable tagged “expanding civic space in Nigeria: strategies and tactics” was organized as part of effort to interrogate and address the concern of the increasing effort by government using laws, policies, and practices to inhibit the ability of citizens to exercise their rights and the freedom of civil society actors to operate freely in Nigeria and in other parts of the World.
The roundtable which was funded/support by innovation for change, aimed at providing the opportunity for Nigerian Civil Society activists, legal practitioners, and social justice advocates to mobilize in the face of an increasingly repressive and hostile working environment, had in attendance representative of the donor community, civil society groups, academia, legal practitioners and the media. [Read more…]