WHO WE ARE
Kebetkache Women Development & Resource Centre is a community gender-based non-governmental organization working in Nigeria and the African region to promote women’s rights and environmental justice. Kebetkache is rooted in communities in the Niger Delta and is recognized for its in-depth knowledge of the issues working in communities in the region especially around women’s rights, democracy and good governance, peace and security and climate change. Kebetkache works extensively with women in rural communities of the Niger Delta region, in mobilizing and facilitating engagement with various levels of Stakeholders.
Kebetkache is committed to supporting women to achieve gender equality. We help women to understand their rights through sensitization, capacity development, research, mentoring, and movement building targeted at increasing their skills and creating opportunities that will help them solve identified problems.
We put our mission in practice by wide range of strategies which include training and capacity building, advocacy, and awareness creation, encouraging community ownership of initiatives, fostering women's unity, and building common women agenda across ethnic and linguistic divides, partnership building, research, and documentation.
A just society where women’s rights and gender equality are mainstreamed irrespective of status, race, background, or diversity.
To achieve gender equality, environmental and climate justice through advocacy for good governance, movement building and capacity strengthening.
To promote deeper understanding of gender equality, women’s rights and support frameworks that provide for women inclusion in governance and decision-making processes.
To advocate for sustainable environmental practices, policies, and strategies that would engender a sustainable environment through reduced pollution, and remediation of contaminated sites and livelihood structures in communities in the Niger Delta.
To contribute to efficient and effective security systems that would engender peace in the Niger Delta and impact positively on global security
To achieve a transparent and accountable democratic process and system for the overall good of the citizenry.
OUR THEMATIC AREAS
WOMEN AND EXTRACTIVES
DEMOCRACY AND GOVERNANCE
WOMEN'S HUMAN RIGHTS
PEACE AND SECURITY
In carrying out our work, we are guided by the following values:
We have five critical Principles that forms the fulcrum of our work:
Kebetkache promotes participation and inclusion of stakeholders in decision-making processes
We believe partnership and collaboration can help us achieve more, even as we act independently in the interest of the communities we work for
We provide a platform for the voiceless to be heard, particularly women voices and that their perspectives form a critical part of our work
We are transparent and account to those we work for and those for whose interest we work
We believe women should be involved, informed and empowered for the growth of the Niger Delta region.