The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP-Nigeria) in collaboration with Kebetkache Women Development and Resource Centre and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Initiative with Funds from NORAD organises 1-day Stakeholders Dialogue on Role of Women in the Clean Up Process in Ogoniland, today 23rd September 2021. The dialogue has in attendance key representatives from Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP), leaders from the different Ogoni communities including Tai and Gokana as well as community women. The community women put forward presentations on the effect of the pollution eminent in Ogoniland and the need for the clean up as there are no sustainable livelihood. The women are completely neglected and the poverty level is high. There is a need to consider the role of women in the clean up as without women there can be no society. The women made a call for their Livelihood to be restored.
As part of the activities to commemorate the International Day of Peace 2021, the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) South South Zone and Kebetkache Women Development and Resource Centre organized a Media Briefing with the theme ” Recovering Better For An Equitable and Sustainable Ogoni”. The event which had over 25 persons in attendance including media representatives, representatives of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Ogoni Community Women was held on September 21, 2021. During the Media briefing, the women made some presentations calling for the remediation processes in Ogoniland to be carried out according to the recommendation of the UNEP Report. The social contracts between the government and the people to be implemented. More so, inclusiveness and participation of women in all forms of decision making processes within the Ogoni communities and the society as a whole without fear of discrimination.