HomeΦιλοσοφια: International Journal of Philosophyvol. 17 no. 2 (2016)

ECOFEMINIST ETHICAL PERSPECTIVE ON WOMEN AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT THE NIGER DELTA CASE

Mark Omorovie Ikeke

 

Abstract:

Women have played a prominent role in environmental preservation in all societies, including societies facing serious environmental problems. Women in places like Nigeria’s Niger Delta carry out tasks such as farming, fetching of firewood for domestic use, fetching of water, and the like. These activities involve the use of natural resources and thus make women more vulnerable when there are problems such as oil pollution, gas flaring, and other related activities that endanger the environment. In the Niger Delta women have protested against oil related activities that damage their environment. They have also participated in other events to conserve their environment. The paper adopts an ecofeminist perspective in critiquing environmental mismanagement in the Niger Delta. It highlights the fact that women are prominent in campaigning for a sustainable Niger Delta. There is need for writers from academic and social circles writing on the Niger Delta not to ignore the women’s voices.