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CSR-in-Action to raise $500,000 for female artisanal miners

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CSR-in-Action to raise $500,000 for female artisanal miners

CSR-in-Action has set a goal of raising $500,000 for Nigerian female artisanal miners following the debut of its renowned documentary, ‘Earth Women.’

Ego Boyo, a veteran actor and co-executive producer of the film, made the announcement following the screening of Earth Women. The big premiere was sponsored by Access Bank.

She also encouraged the public to visit the SITEI Initiative’s website to sign up for the gender mainstreaming proposals and donate to the $500,000 fund raised for an access-to-market platform, which will benefit local female miners.

The debut of ‘Earth Women,’ a project of CSR-in-Action Advocacy, the development-focused arm of the CSR-in-Action Group, principally financed by the Ford Foundation, was dominated by talks about social justice and gender inclusion.

In the words of CSR-in-Action’s chief executive and producer of ‘Earth Women’, “When natural disasters occur, women suffer immensely because their sources of livelihood are threatened, and they often do not have control over what happens to them in such situations.

“Nevertheless, women continue to thrive and find better ways to survive. But we want to use these powerful visuals to change that narrative.”

Funke Baruwa, Country Director, West Africa for Ford Foundation, remarked that “wherever you find benefits in the form of natural resources, you find women and girls unfairly excluded from conversations around these resources.”

According to her, women continue to be marginalised in formal and informal spaces. However, she expressed delight that women “continue to challenge this marginalisation” to ensure “that our voices are heard.”

Baruwa added, “We are supporting organisations like CSR-in-Action because we believe that supporting them will help in identifying gaps and driving programs and strategies that address challenges that women face in the extractive sector.”

The ‘SITEI-Woman’ project is a set of programs aimed at empowering women in Nigeria, particularly those who are affected by the extractive industries.

It is a spinoff of the SITEI, which was founded ten years ago to promote fiscal and social justice for communities with oil, gas, and mining resources.

Dr. Ogbonnaya Orji, Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), praised Masade-Olowola and her team for their dedication to finding long-term solutions to the difficulties affecting Nigeria’s extractive industries sector.

CSR-in-Action to raise $500,000 for female artisanal miners

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