Outreaches and Field Trips
Two outreaches were held at Shasha Community and Oje Market which are areas in Ibadan metropolis, with very large numbers of indigent populace. The two communities have their peculiarities: Shasha Community is composed of a mixed population of speakers of Hausa and Yoruba languages while Oje Market consists of predominantly lbadan indigenes. The two outreaches were solely organized and carried out as a project by the undergraduate student clinicians. The students noted that the Clinic could not invite the women together as a group to sensitise and educate them because of the nature of their businesses which is predominantly petty trading and selling of perishable food items. The Clinic took this into consideration in its access to justice programme for the communities.
The Women’s Law Clinic also undertook Sensitisation drives and Field Trips to Idi Omo and Abadina communities within Ibadan Environ. The Clinic’s association with Idi Omo began under CDP Phase I when members of the community approached the Clinic to intervene to protect further loss of lives and the state of insecurity occasioned by escape of bullet pellets from the shooting range of the 2 Mechanised Division of the Nigerian Army at Odogbo Barracks. The Clinic’s intervention and discussion with the General Officer Commanding (GOC) and other officials resulted in the relocation of the Shooting range to another location.