PROJECTING WOMEN'S VOICES
At Kebetkache Women Development & Resource Centre, we put our mission into practice by utilizing a variety of strategies, such as training and movement building, advocacy, and awareness raising on Women's rights, environmental and climate justice, governance, and democracy; while promoting community ownership of initiatives, fostering women's unity, and creating a common women's agenda across linguistic and ethnic divides, partnership building, research, and documentation.
LAND GRABBING, REFLECTIONS, CONCERNS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR WOMEN'S LIVELIHOOD
The most divisive problem that has acquired prominence in Nigeria more than any other country in Africa is land grabbing. The impact of land grabbing on women's livelihood in Rivers State was investigated in this policy brief. The study focuses on communities and Local Government Areas in Rivers State that have been impacted by land grabs.
AFRICAN WOMEN CALLS FOR RADICAL ACTION AGAINST CLIMATE CRISIS
Africa is warming faster than the global average, from deadly floods in West Africa, droughts, and famine in East Africa to devastating cyclones in Southern Africa, the Climate emergency calls for drastic action if we are to avoid carbon emissions breaching 1.5 degrees of climate warming. No longer will Women accept being mere spectators to the global crisis deeply affecting their lives and livelihoods. Instead, they are actively engaged in radical resistance against destructive mining and extractives, mega projects such as hydro dams, monoculture farming, land grabs, and the continued exploitation and pollution of our ecology and natural resources.
Millions of people in Nigeria continue to suffer from poor access to water, sanitation and hygiene, and Worldwide, over 780 million people do not have access to an improved water source. An estimated 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation (more than 35% of the world's population).
In Niger Delta, the case is worsen due to constant pollution of the environment by oil & gas activities. “Mere access is not enough. If the water isn’t clean, isn’t safe to drink or is far away, and if toilet access is unsafe or limited, then we’re not delivering.
13% Derivation Fund is the financial incentives paid to all Oil Producing Communities based on production inputs, to encourage and create an enabling environment for further production.
Are these communities really benefiting from the funds?
Do these communities feel the impact of those funds?
Are Women's needs and livelihood considered?