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310 Herbert Macaulay Way, Sabo Yaba
Lagos
Nigeria

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Megan S Chapman


Added on: Nov 23, 2016

Last Updated: Apr 25, 2019



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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

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.

Nigeria

Chika Ezeonwu

My name is Chika Eze, a legal practitioner presently majored in Human Rights activist, a staff attorney with the Justice & Empowerment Initiatives-Nigeria, anon-profit and non-governmental organization based in Nigeria. I actually wants to broaden my horizon in all aspect of human rights for human development and existence for the better society

Nigeria

Fred Patrick

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.

Nigeria

GLORIA NWABUEZE

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.

Nigeria

Joy Ogbonna

i'm Joy Ogbonna, a community-based paralegal with Justice and Empowerment Initiatives-Nigeria (JEI).

Nigeria

Mariam Alo

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.

Nigeria

Megan S Chapman

United States

Olutimehin Adegbeye

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

Nigeria

Omotayo Enujiugha

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.

Nigeria

Raymond Gold Onoriobe

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.

Nigeria