About me: Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri is the Executive Director of SPACES FOR CHANGE. She is a human rights lawyer, researcher and community organizer specialized in litigating violations of housing rights and undertaking national and international-level advocacy aimed at increasing the legal recognition of adequate housing as a fundamental human right in Nigeria and beyond. Most of her work has benefited marginalized and excluded groups, especially slum communities across Nigeria constantly threatened with forced evictions.
Her involvement in a range of actions - from litigating, organizing and building capacity at the level of communities, to contributing to the development of national, regional and international norms on economic, social and cultural rights – has helped uncover and address key human rights violations, specifically concerning housing of the urban poor in Nigeria.
Member since 17 May 2012