COVID-19 IN THE RESOURCE EXTRACTION ZONES

May 2020 - "With over three million confirmed cases and above 200,000 deaths across the globe, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is spreading rapidly, causing incalculable human suffering, social and economic losses. Countries of the world are rolling out measures each passing day to both control the spread of the virus and mitigate the impact on affected populations. In Nigeria’s oil resource extraction zones, pre-existing problems of environmental pollution and degradation are not only undermining people’s resilience and ability to comply with health protocols, but are also triggering unintended adverse consequences especially for women living in and within the areas of oil mineral extraction.

In this policy brief, SPACES FOR CHANGE and KEBETKACHE WOMEN weigh the costs, gains and pains of the COVID-19 lockdown measures in Nigeria’s oil extraction zones in order to inform the review of strategies and response actions aimed at reducing the potential spread and impact of coronavirus infection."

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ENGENDERING RESPONSES TO MASS ATROCITIES IN RIVERS STATE

March 2019 - In March 2019, Kebetkache began a series of meeting with different stakeholders in the state to discuss ways we can address and prevent the issue of mass atrocities in Rivers State. This project is sponsored by OSIWA.
The first meeting was held on the 5th of March, 2019 with security agencies(Nigerian Police Force, State Security Service, Civil Defence, Army), clergy, publive officers, judiciary. The second meeting took place on the 14th of March with women from communities in Rivers State. The women discussed that some mothers encourgae their kids into violence to have some social strata in the community. On a follow up, Kebetkache also met with other Civil Society Organizations to discuss how we can work together to on responding and preventing mass atrocities in Rivers State.

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