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Women clamour feminist economy to restore Niger Delta ecosystem

Niger Delta women

“Without women, without collective effort we cannot really restore the Niger Delta environment.” Participants at the Niger Delta Women Day of Action for Environmental Justice This assertion was made by Chief Emem Okon, the Executive Director of Kebetkache Women Development Centre, in a keynote address she presented to the women of Niger Delta as they gathered for the sixth edition ...

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Aisha Buhari urges action against impact of climate change on women, children

Aisha Buhari

Mrs Aisha Buhari, the President, African First Ladies Peace Mission (AFLPM) and Nigeria`s First Lady, has called for global actions to address the negative impact of climate change on women and children in Africa. Wife of the president, Mrs. Aisha Buhari. Photo credit: She made this appeal in a statement issued on Monday, December 20, 2021 in Abuja by ...

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Women bear the brunt of climate crisis, COP26 highlights

Little Amal and Brianna Fruean

 Women took the global stage on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at the United Nations climate summit, COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, to show that climate change isn’t gender neutral and that climate action needs them. Little Amal and Brianna Fruean at the Advancing Gender Equality They noted that investing in women and girls creates ripple effects felt throughout entire communities and ...

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COP26: UK presidency accused of failing women from Global South


Members and partners of Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) are enraged by what looks like a deliberate exclusion of feminists and grassroots women at the 26th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland. WGC members staged a protest at the COP26 negotiation zone on November 4. Photo ...

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COP26: More women should be at heart of climate decision-making process – C21st

Women and Climate Finance

The Lagos-based Centre for 21st Century Issues (C21st), a not-for-profit responding to the challenges of the 21st Century through addressing inequality, climate change, democracy and governance, in the lead up to the 26th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) holding in Glasgow in November 2021, recommends that more ...

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Fewer women than men will regain work during COVID-19 recovery – ILO

Facemask Production Training

Fewer women will regain jobs lost to the COVID-19 pandemic during the recovery period than men, according to a new study released on Monday, July 19, 2021 by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). Women and girls during a face mask training session in Dukpa Community in Gwagwalada, Abuja In Building Forward Fairer: Women’s rights to work and at work at ...

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World Malaria Day: ICCDI Africa, WellaHealth offer healthcare support to women


To mark the 2021 World Malaria Day, the International Climate Change Development Initiative (ICCDI Africa) in partnership with WellaHealth has kicked off a Women Health Support Project themed “BuildBackBetter”. The three-month initiative targets women residents of Somolu Local Government and Bariga Local Council Development Areas in Lagos State. Beneficiaries and promoters of the women health support project themed “BuildBackBetter” The ...

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Advocates seek support for women-driven initiatives to alleviate COVID-19, climate change effects

Commonwealth Day

Environmental and gender rights advocates have appealed to all the 54 countries under the Commonwealth to channel additional investments in supporting women-driven initiatives to alleviate the present economic hardship posed by COVID-19 and climate change. Some of the participants including President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmed Lawan, and the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, during the 2021 Commonwealth ...

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How Delta women use heat from gas flaring sites to dry tapioca

Gas flaring

With more than half its population lacking access to energy, Nigeria still wastes gas – a major source of energy. The communities where the gas is flared are also bereft of any form of protection and empowerment. The stories of these women point to what would have been if only the government would add a smidgen of grit to its ...

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IWD: GLF celebrates 16 women restoring the earth

GLF Women

On the occasion of International Women’s Day (IWD), the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) on Monday, March 8, 2021 highlighted 16 female leaders working to protect and restore the global natural capital through science, finance, policymaking, journalism and land rights. Some of the women As the world enters the last decade to prevent irreversible damage from climate change, women are said to be ...

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