Historical Reflection – Continuing Challenges for Women – Nigeria: Oil & Livelihood Crises for Women in the Niger Delta
Date: January 1, 2017
HISTORICAL REFLECTION – CONTINUING CHALLENGES FOR WOMEN – NIGER DELTA
Just sent was a WUNRN release on the current challenges and rights violations of women in the Niger Delta due to oil spills, and multiple issues resulting. The article sent by WUNRN, below, in 2010 shows a reflection how women in this area struggle amidst the huge “scars for survival.” It is important for us as women to document our history, to see how struggles can continue in varied dimensions over years – to create our own documentaries of life. The women of the Niger Delta are resilient, but it is not easy to address the compounded issues of environmental degradation and its impacts as on safe water, food, livelihoods, health. These very poor women face control by power, profit, politics, and private sector. Niger Delta women persevere!
OIL CRISES IN LIVES OF WOMEN – Health, Work, Income, Food, Safe Water, Land, Environment, Rights, Nature & Wildlife, Infertility & Birth Deformities, Survival +
22 August 2010
UN REPORT & CONTROVERSIAL DECISION TO EXONERATES HELL FOR OIL POLLUTION IN NIGER DELTA – WOMEN
- Oil giant blamed for 10% of 9m barrels leaked in 40 years
• Report claims rest of leaking oil caused by saboteurs
The UNEP denies it has been influenced by Shell, which paid for its $10m, three-year study.
An investigation by the United Nations will almost entirely exonerate Royal Dutch Shell for 40 years of oil pollution in the Niger delta, causing outrage among communities who have long campaigned to force the multinational to clean up its spills and pay compensation.
ISIS International – Women in Action Publication
Women in a Weary World – Climate Change & Women in the Global South
Nigeria – Niger River Delta
WHEN A BLESSING BECOMES A CURSE IN THE NIGER DELTA
Direct Link to Full 8-Page Article:
By Betty Abah