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Justice and Empowerment Initiatives

Lagos, Nigeria
Joined November 2016
Presence in: Nigeria

JEI trains supports networks of individuals providing community-based paralegal services in urban poor communities in Nigerian cities. Through the paralegal network and more broadly, JEI supports movement-building and inter-community solidarity among urban poor and other marginalized communities. JEI’s strategic advocacy or litigation backstops the work of community paralegals and broader community-based movements to lead the changes they want to see in their cities.

People Associated With This Organization

Andrew Maki

Nigeria  
Justice and Empowerment Initiatives
Joined December 2011
Interests: Access to Information, Citizenship, Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Environmental Justice, Housing & Sanitation, Land & Natural Resources, Women's Rights
I am Co-Director and Co-Founder of Justice & Empowerment Initiatives-Nigeria (JEI), a non-governmental non-profit organization whose mission is to work side by side with poor and marginalized members of the society to peacefully seek justice and accountability through provision of free legal service and protection of their human rights.

Chika Ezeonwu

Nigeria  
Justice and Empowerment Initiatives (Unverified)
Joined April 2019
Interests: Health
My name is Chika Eze, a legal practitioner presently majored in human rights activities, a staff attorney with the Justice & Empowerment Initiatives-Nigeria, a non-profit and non-governmental organization based in Nigeria. I actually want to broaden my horizon in all aspects of human rights work and advocacy for human development a#

Fred Patrick

Nigeria  
Justice and Empowerment Initiatives (Unverified)
Joined November 2017
Interests: Generalist Legal Services
Fred Patrick is an Evictee from Badia east, a slum community in Lagos-Nigeria whose interest for fighting for the vulnerable has driven him into becoming a paralegal and know uses his knowledge of the law to provide legal Aid for indigent persons.

Gloria Nwabueze

Nigeria  
Justice and Empowerment Initiatives (Unverified)
Joined August 2017
Interests: Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Labor & Employment
I am a Legal Practitioner and also a chartered secretary & administrator, I am an expert in human rights activism and also in the Corporate law field. I hope to develop myself through this network by interacting with like minds, sharing my experiences and learning from the experiences of others.

Joy Ogbonna

Nigeria  
Justice and Empowerment Initiatives (Unverified)
Joined November 2017
Interests: Generalist Legal Services
i'm Joy Ogbonna, a community-based paralegal with Justice and Empowerment Initiatives-Nigeria (JEI).

Mariam Alo

Nigeria  
Justice and Empowerment Initiatives
Joined January 2020
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Other, Women's Rights
I am a human rights lawyer and Staff Attorney with Justice & Empowerment Initiatives-Nigeria; a non-profit, non-governmental organisation dedicated to working side-by-side with the urban poor to peacefully seek justice and accountability through protection of fundamental rights and provision of free grassroots legal aid.

Megan S Chapman

United States  
Justice and Empowerment Initiatives
Joined December 2011

Olusola Babalola

Nigeria  
Justice and Empowerment Initiatives
Joined November 2016

Olutimehin Adegbeye

Nigeria  
Justice and Empowerment Initiatives (Unverified)
Joined September 2017
Interests: Economic Empowerment, Gender-based violence, Housing & Sanitation, Labor & Employment, Women's Rights
Writer and speaker committed to social justice. Currently learning about urban inclusion by working alongside the Nigerian Slum/Informal Settlement Federation as the Communications Officer at the Justice and Empowerment Initiatives www.justempower.org

Omotayo Enujiugha

Nigeria  
Justice and Empowerment Initiatives
Joined July 2017
Interests: Access to Information, Citizenship, Community / Customary Land Rights, Corruption, Criminal Justice, Economic Empowerment, Education, Environmental Justice, Family, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Labor & Employment, Land & Natural Resources, Peace-building, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
I am a Legal Practitioner in Nigeria and I have always had a passion for making a difference with my work. Currently with an Non-Governmental Organisation in my country that does similar work with Namati and looking to learn and share here.

Raymond Gold Onoriobe

Nigeria  
Justice and Empowerment Initiatives
Joined April 2016
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Justice, Generalist Legal Services, Land & Natural Resources, Peace-building
Raymond Gold is a Human Rights Activist, a Community Advocate and Paralegal who is committed to ensuring access to justice for the urban poor. He is an active member of the Nigerian Slum/Informal Settlement Federation. He lives in an informal settlement area in Lagos State, the most populous state in Nigeria with a population of almost 20 million people.
Megan S Chapman is the network champion (main point of contact) for Justice and Empowerment Initiatives.

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