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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: Criminal Justice, Environmental Justice, Health, Labor & Employment, Women's Rights
My name is Chika Eze, a legal practitioner presently major in human rights matters, a Staff Attorney with Community Legal Support Initiative, a non-profit and non-governmental organization based in Nigeria. I actually want to broaden my knowledge in human rights work, Advocacy, human and Community development.

Fred Patrick

Nigeria  
Justice and Empowerment Initiatives
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.

Fred Patrick

Nigeria  
Justice and Empowerment Initiatives
Joined October 2020
Interests: Generalist Legal Services
I am of the evictees from Badia East community in Lagos, Nigeria, and a law graduate of National open University of Nigeria. I'm the Lead paralegal with Justice and Empowerment Initiatives, and i work closely with the legal team in providing access to justice to the urban poor, i am also responsible for training of community paralegals.

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

Messan Kounagbe

Benin  
Justice and Empowerment Initiatives
Joined January 2021
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Education, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Housing & Sanitation, Labor & Employment, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
Messan Kounagbe, Je suis Juriste de formation, j'ai exercé en tant Juriste dans des cabinets d'avocats au Bénin pendant 10ans, je suis actuellement Juriste dans une ONG de défense des droits de l'homme appelée JEI, je suis formateur de parajuristes communautaires en français et en langue locale, je suis superviseur des activités des parajuristes pour l'autonomisation juridique et judiciaire, de même je suis responsable de l'équipe de plaidoyer. Nous défendons la cause des populations démunies qui n'ont pas les moyens de s'offrir les services d'un avocat. Nous faisons également le plaidoyer auprès des autorités administratives compétentes pour défendre les injustices sociales individuelles, collectives et communautaires. Je suis intéressé pour rejoindre le réseau car c'est l'union qui fait la force, aussi pour partager les expériences avec d'autres, unir nos voix afin de contribuer à promouvoir la justice sociale.

Mohammed Sani

Nigeria  
Justice and Empowerment Initiatives
Joined April 2021
Interests: Corruption, Economic Empowerment, Housing & Sanitation, Land & Natural Resources, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Policy Advocacy & Governance
BSC Sociology; Community [email protected] & Empowerment Initiatives (JEI-NIGERIA)/Community Legal Support Initiatives.Coordinator Policy & Advocacy, Nigerian Slum/Informal Settlement Federation; affiliated to Slum International

Oba Inigbelabia Reuben

Nigeria  
Justice and Empowerment Initiatives (Unverified)
Joined October 2020
Interests: Criminal Justice, Family, Governance, Peace-building & Transitional Justice
I am a business man. Married with five children.

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 & Transitional Justice, 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 & Transitional Justice
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.

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