SCALE Weekly Nuggets: Sharing our Stories one Bite at a Time.

December 2

Better days for SGBV Survivors as Osun State Government inaugurates Sexual assault referral centers

This November 2022, Kafayat Oyetola, the first lady of Osun State, Nigeria, established and commissioned sexual assault referral centers (SARCs) to provide crucial medical, social, legal, and safety protection services for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the state. This came following strategic engagement and collaboration by a..Read More

November 25

SCALE -supported CSOs are Advocating to #KeepNigeriaOpen in Digital Information Spaces

Under the USAID Strengthening, Civic Advocacy and Local Engagement (SCALE) project, a group of CSOs led by Garfield recorded a great milestone in the domestication of the Freedom of Information (FOI) ACT in Adamawa State in Nigeria. Through advocacy and press conferences in Adamawa, Edo, and Kaduna states, the group..Read More

November 11

Hope for survivors of trafficking in Nigeria as President Buhari approves the establishment of the VTTF committee

Seven years after the re-enactment of the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act 2015, there are continuing and serious gaps in the availability of direct assistance and support to identified victims of trafficking. Women, men, and children, whether subjected to transnational or national trafficking, regardless of the form..Read More

November 4

SCALE-trained CSO beneficiary facilitates the prosecution of rape perpetrator

Mr. Clifford Thomas, Executive Director of the Foundation for Civic Education, Human Rights, and Development Advancement (FOCEHRADA), a civil society organization (CSO) trained by the U.S. Agency for International Development Strengthening Civic Advocacy and Engagement (SCALE) project facilitated the prosecution of Mr. Chief Augustine Effiong Umoh, the Village Head in..Read More

October 28

Petroleum Host communities now have access to development funds

On June 24, 2022, the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) successfully gazetted the host community regulations and guidelines, making the provisions of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) operational toward advancing host community benefit derivation. The PIA, which was recently signed into law, is one of Nigeria’s most audacious attempts..Read More

October 14

SCALE CSOs boost the anti-corruption fight in Nigeria

An advocacy effort initiated by a group of CSOs led by the Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) working on Enhancing Anti-corruption and Social Inclusive Reforms Initiative in Nigeria project has so far recorded key results during their implementation. On a National Television (NTA Good Morning Nigeria) program..Read More

September 30

Rape survivors now guaranteed speedy justice delivery in Bauchi State

The Bauchi state House of Assembly has reviewed the state’s Administration of the Criminal Justice Law (ACJL) to empower the Magistrate Court of the First Grade with the jurisdiction to try rape cases. This was following the intervention of the SGBV Justice Network advocacy cluster led by Lawyers Alert, with..Read More

September 23

SCALE-supported CSOs set new records in the implementation of the National Youth Policy’s (NYP)

Under the USAID Strengthening Civic Advocacy and Local Engagement (SCALE) project, a group of CSOs led by Youth Alive Foundation (YAF) will begin implementing pillars 1 and 5 of the National Youth Policy (NYP) following approval from the Nigerian government through the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sport. Pillars 1..Read More

September 16

SCALE CSO Beneficiary Secures a Small Grant

A USAID Nigeria Strengthening Civic Advocacy and Local engagement (SCALE) project beneficiary, Women and Community Livelihood Foundation (WOCLIF), has secured funding from the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) to implement interventions to end violence against women and girls in three local government areas (Ibiano, Ikono, and Eket) in Akwa Ibom..Read More

September 9

The women of Ndeabor and Igogoro Communities – Journey from Exclusion to Inclusion

Exclusion remains one of the underlying factors preventing the development of women in communities across Nigeria. In Ndeabor community of Aniri local government area and Igogoro community of Enugu-Ezike Igbo-eze North local government area, of Enugu State, women have long been on the receiving end of societal exclusion and inequalities...Read More