DT Brief: Growing, Leading and Sustaining Critical Movement for Change

Growing, Leading and Sustaining Critical Movement for Change | Agora Thursday Thriving In Development Special Series 3/6

Speaker: Ibrahim Faruk | Date: 10th May 2023

Social movements are people or groups confronting and modifying established power structures, the status quo, and social conventions to effect fundamental social change. Social movements are directed towards shared values and are purposeful and organized to effect economic change. Some examples of social movements in Nigeria are the Not Too Young to Run movement, End SARS and the ReformIELTS. These movements are important because they bring mainstream societal challenges to attract interventions and resolutions. Social movements can challenge power systems, demand accountability from those in authority, and bring radical social change by mobilizing people to take collective action.

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