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Beyond the Stories!

Utilising existing socio-cultural networks, we share not just the struggles but also the triumphs of women in extractive communities while pushing for inclusion and fiscal & social justice.


The SITEI-Woman initiative was launched to tactfully question and reverse norms that have culturally and systematically hampered women’s progress, with especial focus on equity, inclusion, justice and gender-based violence in host communities in Nigeria.

In many countries, women have been largely excluded from the growth and the development opportunities given by extractive industries in communities, while being at the same time disproportionately vulnerable to many of the risks associated with them.

It is a truism that while the extractive industries hold promises for host communities’ progress, they pose more risk than opportunity for women and girls, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic, with increased risk for gender-based violence and World Bank statistics pegging the percentage of women who have suffered gender-based violence at a conservative one out of five.

Our activities

The Community Engagement Standards

Through the SITEI-Woman initiative, we drive the adoption of the Community Engagement Standards (CES) – tool for delivering ensure smooth and effective interactions between Oil and  Gas companies and their host communities – which advocates 30% women representation in decision-making.

Approved by the Ministry of Petroleum Resources (MPR), the CES was developed through multi-stakeholder engagement across the nine oil-producing states and was presented to government ministries and agencies with a view to adopting the Standards and implementing it through the ministries and agencies.

Access the CES


For a world in which 35% of women have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence, 7% of women have been sexually assaulted by someone other than a partner and as many as 38% of murders of women are committed by an intimate partner, it is shocking that in Nigeria, documentary evidence of this oppression is absent. In the extractives, especially in small-scale mining, where women are adversely impacted by inefficient and poor processing techniques, while there are anecdotal and academic narratives of these effects on the very poor and vulnerable women who operate at the bottom of the cadre, there is hardly visual representation.

The docudrama is a fusion of real-life scenarios and some re-enaction aimed at creating awareness on the plight and challenges of women in the extractives. The documentary also features success stories of outstanding women in the sectors and provides possible solutions to the challenges faced by women in mining.

Things Dey Happen Radio Drama

15-minute 13-part family centred drama series creating awareness on ways to curb gender discrimination and gender-based violence and human rights challenges that women encounter in oil and gas and mining communities.

The radio drama, aired in Pidgin and currently airing in Hausa (Yoruba coming soon), aims to educate women and men – and other gate-keepers of patriarchy – on ways to curb gender discrimination and gender-based violence.


Identify and train select government, community, company, civil society and media personnel on UN and other certified trainings on women security, gender-based violence and human rights best practices.

The training aims to enlighten and educate companies so that they take intentional steps towards adopting policies that respect human rights.

Things Dey Happen theme song

Download the theme song


Things dey happen eeh
Things dey happen
Ah ah eh eh eh eh eh
Things dey happen oh eh!
Wetin eye no go see for here o, things dey happen ah ah eh!
Ah ah eh eh eh eh eh
Things dey happen oh eh!


Plenty things wey woman dey face, wey mouth no fit talk.

Make we come together lift our women higher

Plenty women struggle for survival, running Helter – Skepta,
E no easy ah ah ah.
Things dey happen everywhere.


Things dey happen eh things dey happen
(Response) ah ah eh eh eh eh Things dey Happen ooheh!

Women dey suffer, women dey strive ooo
(Response) ah ah eh eh eh eh Things dey Happen ooheh!

Plenty things dey happen everywhere but nobody really really care.
(Response) ah ah eh eh eh eh Things dey Happen ooheh!

Things dey happen oh ooh oh things dey happen ah ah eh
(Response) ah ah eh eh eh eh Things dey Happen ooheh!


Support /get involved

With a radio drama, docudrama and several trainings, the SITEI-Woman initiative aims to drive women inclusion and fiscal and social justice.

Join the initiative

Principal sponsor



Spaces for Youth Development - CAHR Awards
Oku Kosoko Foundation Logo
Badagry Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (BACCIMA)

GBV Helplines

The SITEI-Woman initiative highlights the travails of women and young girls around Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and other negative socio-cultural norms in extractive communities.

Need help with a GBV case? Please contact any of the helplines below

Name of Service Provider/Organization StateLGA Contact NumberLocal LanguageAvailability
Our Safe Spaces (OSS)Kaduna08003934000 Hausa24 hours
Office of the Public DefenderLagos07080601080 (Toll Free)
A Well-Informed Adolescent InitiativeCross RiverCalabar08092287963
Adonai Health and Development Foundation (AHADEF)FCTGarki08064260123
Advocacy For Children’s Right Initiative GombeGombe07057892597
Aflame International FoundationFCTGarki08091952105
African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and DevelopmentFCTApo08034210082
Agape CentreAkwa IbomEket08023009220, 09077777433, 09090000648
Agape Humanitarian Aid FoundationFCTWuse08069542734
Allamin Foundation for Peace and DevelopmentBornoMaiduguri07060616795Hausa; Kanuri 8am - 4pm
Alliances for AfricaImoOwerri08033266707, 08032406596, 08168702759
Alliances for AfricaImoOwerri08033266707, 08032406596, 08168702759
APIN Public Health InitiativesBenueMakurdi08036275085
Arise and Stand Firm Development InitiativeFCTCentral Business District08035982222
Arise and Stand Firm Development Initiative
FCTCentral Business District08035982222
Asher Entertainment WorldKogi07038162083
Association Against Women Export (AAWE)
EdoBenin City08083893466
Awyetu SARCFCTBwari09134668737, 08036292527, 08120806260
BAOBAB for Women’s Human Rights
FCTBwari 08101700009, 08077498528
Bazarab Educational Foundation
Bell Support FoundationBornoMaiduguri07033095660Hausa; Kanuri
Better Days InitiativeEdo08137701982
Borno Women Development Initiative BornoMaiduguri Konduga Bama Gwoza Pulka08031230399Hausa; Kanuri;
Boys2 Men ProjectLagosAjah07036518229
BraveHeart Initiative for Youth and WomenEdoIgarra07033733538, 07061910869, 07036354788
Bridges for Global Healthcare Networks and Population ScienceNasarawaKaru 08051565481
Bwari Rehabilitation CentreFCTGarki08036412442
Campus Health and Rights InitiativeOsunIle-Ife08101109909, 08104760640
Caring Hearts Initiative for Advocacy Development and Empowerment (CHIADE)EdoBenin City08183845003
Caritas NigeriaEnuguEnugu07088712335
Celade Community Health and Empowerment InitiativeFCTLokogoma08169876433
Centre for study and Resolution of Domestic Violence KadunaIgabi08034466588, 08024995916
Chabash Development and Health InitiativeBornoKonduga
09063163075Hausa; Kanuri; Bura
Child and Youth Protection Foundation
FCTLugbe0906918165, 08131577877
Child Rights Brigade
Children And Young People Living For Peace (CYPLP)
Christian Women for Excellence and Empowerment in Nigerian Society (CWEENS)PlateauJos08065340589
Christian Women for Excellence and Empowerment in Nigerian Society (CWEENS)
Clement-Gloria Foundation
Committed Women for Health and Right Initiative (CoWHRI)
Community-based Initiatives for a Brighter Tomorrow (CIBT)Edo08060133439
Concern for Women and Children Development FoundationBornoJere07061223805Hausa; Kanuri; Bura8am - 4pm
Mondays -
CORA AfricaCross RiverOgoja07033950090
Daughters of Abraham FoundationFCTkado08033144943
Dorothy Njemanze Foundation FCTGaduwa07053126531, 08173259363, 07035085658, 08035523954
Dream Alive Alpha Africa FoundationFCTKatampe08039516300
EBONYI BROADCASTING CORPORATIONEbonyiAbakaliki08037102384, 08051169633
EDNA GirlChild FoundationKebbiDongo08132802461, 07032867984
Edo Women’s Development Initiative (EWDI)
Education as a Vaccine (EVA)FCTJahi09096289694
El-Kanemi Memorial
BornoMaiduguri08060262928Hausa; Kanuri; Kanumbu
El-meela Heritage Support foundation (elmhsf)
Enhancing Communities Action for Peace and Better Health Initiative (e-CAPH)
Enugu State Government Tamar SARCEnuguEnugu08060084441, 07032567458
Family at Heart Initiative (FAHI)FCT08065714847
FCTA SDS. HIV/AIDS UnitAll States08036542507English
FCTA SDS. HIV/AIDS UnitFCTGarki08036542507
Flame of Hope
Plateau Jos07062822822
Gashau SARCYobeGashua08024371185
Geidam SARCYobeGeidam07039662660
Gender and Environmental Risk Reduction InitiativeBenueMakurdi07039039528
Gender Equality, Peace and Development CentreBornoMaiduguri Maisandari08004372326Hausa8am - 5pm
Gender Mobile InitiativeFCTCentral Business District08150891840
Gender Mobile InitiativeFCTCentral Business District08150891840
Genius Hub Global Initiative
Lagos08022303950, 08183109822
Girl Pride Circle InitiativeLagosIganmu08134017270
Girls 4 Leadership InitiativeLagosIjanikin08092563578
Girls Voices InitiativeFCTKado09029000609
Girls Voices InitiativeFCTKado09029000609
Girls’ Power Initiative (GPI) National Liaison Office,NigeriaFCTKubwa08143089095
Global Peace Development AdamawaYola North 09069286389Hausa; Fulfulde; Marghi; Bachama
Global Peace DevelopmentAdamawaYola09034589999
Global RightsAll States08118884144, 08149171224English
Godslight Helpinghand Ministry Inc.Imo08062756575
Grassroots Enterprenuership Skills Acquisition Initiative(GESA)FCTBwari09050887869
Grassroots Lifesaving Outreach (LESGO) AdamawaGirie, Mubi North, Mubi South
07066903797Hausa; Fulfulde; Marghi
Green Concern for Development (GREENCODE)BornoMaiduguri07033854498Hausa; Kanuri9am - 6pm,
Grow strong FoundationBornoMaiduguri Gwoza Bama08034045995Hausa; Kanuri; Fulfulde; Shuwa
Hadassah’s Cradle
Haminat Are
Health Matters IncLagosEbute Meta08033044261
Health Matters IncLagosEbute Meta08033044261
Healthy Living and Women Empowerment InitiativeLagos Egbeda08037211047
Heartland Alliance NigeriaFCTGwarinpa09087849263
Helen Asimegbe Foundation
Hope and Rural Aid FoundationAdamawaYola South 07068224788Hausa; Fulfulde
Hope Centre 1AdamawaYola07068339913, 08069710461
Hope Centre 2AdamawaNuman07035082504
Hope Finders NigeriaFCTKaru08180744237
Hospital Management Board, Abuja
Idera CentreLagosIgando08035935086
Indomitable Youths Organization (IYO)Edo08026233860, 08052735427, 08032466797
Initiative for Gender Equality and Advancement (IGEA)Edo08137841633
Initiative for Grass Root Advancement in Nigeria (INGRA)KogiLokoja08033177259
International Federation
BornoMaiduguri08066101127Hausa; Kanuri; Bura8am - 9pm
Mondays -
International Federation of Women Laywers (FIDA)All States07088496115English
International Foundation for the AgedFCTWuse08065974444, 09054269445
International Rescue CommitteeAdamawa, Borno, YobeMichika
Mubi, Maiduguri Konduga, Monguno, Magumeri Gwoza, Damaturu
08001111222Hausa; Kanuri; Fulfulde9am - 5pm. Email is 24hours
Invictus Africa FCT09019101011
Inyeaka FoundationFCTWuye08132508938
Isa Wali Empowerment InitiativeKanoKano08094790000
Jeanoch Tidal Gates Foundation
Jigawa SARCJigawaDutse09033035588, 08069444225
Justice and Empowerment Initiatives NigeriaRiversPort Harcourt08055221741
KANTAREnuguNew Haven08134265730
Kids and Teens Resources CentreOndoAkure08035077737, 08035606915
Kuje General Hospital, AbujaFCTKuje08036019853
Kwali Teaching HospitalFCTKwali08023512073
Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response TeamLagosIkeja08000333333, 08137960048
Lawyers AlertFCTGudu08099937318
Learning Through Skills
Acquisition Initiative
BornoKondunga Jere Maiduguri08134593569Hausa; Kanuri; Shuwa
Legal Awareness for Nigerian Women
Legal Defence and Assistance Project-LEDAPLagosLekki08163229276
Legislative Advocacy Coalition of Violence Against WomenFCTNational Assembly Complex08095037035
Lets Talk FoundationFCTLokogoma09077120776
Lilian Ike Foundation
Living Hope for Girls and Women Foundation
Marrietta Aids Relief Foundation Nasarawa08062844392
Media Concern Initiative (MediaCon)Lagos08099522487, 08058207164
Mikailu Peculiar FoundationTaraba07063079252
Mind Farm Development InitiativeOndo Akure08108022165
Ministry of Human Affairs and Social Development, JigawaJigawaDutse08036091611
Ministry of Human Services & Social Development, Kaduna
Ministry of Women AffairsCross River08035515286
Ministry of Women Affairs & Child Development
Ministry of Women Affairs & Child DevelopmentTaraba08069311893
Ministry of Women Affairs and Social DevelopmentKebbiBirnin Kebbi08034258081
Ministry of Women
Affairs Yobe State
Ministry of Women Affairs, Akwa IbomAkwa Ibom08038702752
Ministry of Women and Children AffairsBayelsa07039053771
Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, SokotoSokotoSokoto08035918662
Mirabel CentreLagosIkeja08187243468, 08155770000, 07013491769
Moneyline with Nancy
Moremi CentreEkitiAdo-Ekiti07050752287, 07039786904
Nana Khadija CentreSokotoSokoto07042274748, 07042001983, 09041625256
National Council of
Women Societies
Yobe08066119980Hausa; Kanuri; Shuwa
National Human Rights CommissionAll States0800 647 2428, 08114641183, 08038023017, 08006472428English
National Human Rights CommissionFCT08006472428, 08114641183
Nelewa CentreBornoMaiduguri08028982947, 08161838555
Nguru SARCYobeNguru08130048911
Nigeria Police Force
Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, FCT CommandFCTWuse08037875949
Nigeria Youth Foundation
Nigerian Girls Guide AssociationGombeGombe09031352057, 08169286857
North East Youth Initiative for Development (NEYIF)Yobe07061261238Hausa; Kanuri; Marghi; Shuwa8am - 6pm
Norwegian Church AidBornoMaiduguri09070787688Hausa; Kanuri; Marghi;
9am - 5pm
Ntasi CentreAnambraNjikoka09066916915, 09049224086, 08066306402
Ntezi People’s ForumAnambra08162426418
Ochi Women and Children FoundationFCTLugbe07067721491, 08036148205
Ogedegede Community Development Foundation
FCTCentral area09015944321
Onelife Initiative for Human Development
Osun State Ministry of Women AffairsOsunOsogbo08035605596, 08033836201
Population CouncilFCTUtako08172289858
Potiskum SARCYobe08025887545
Progressive ForumTarabaJalingo07063298230
Progressive Forum Mayodassa
Rayuwa CentreNigerMinna07030735333, 07038991160, 08188107782
Rayuwa Centre- Sexual Abuse Referral Centre (SARC)Niger08035969476
Red Eyes InitiativeRiversPortharcourt08037660826
Royal Heritage Health Foundation (RHHF) AdamawaMubi08000002020Hausa; Kanuri;
Fulfulde; Shuwa; Karekare and Bolewa
Royal Heritage Health Foundation (RHHF) BornoMaiduguri08000002020Hausa; Kanuri; Fulfulde; Shuwa; Karekare and Bolewa
Royal Heritage Health Foundation (RHHF) YobePotiskum08000002020Hausa; Kanuri; Fulfulde; Shuwa; Karekare and Bolewa
Salama Sexual Assaut Referral Centre 1KadunaKakuri08033837025, 08092049888, 09029991140
Salama Sexual Assaut Referral Centre 2KadunaTundun Wada09011578622, 08063968541, 08024440733
Salama Sexual Assaut Referral Centre 3KadunaZaira08093314800, 08093314855, 08093314844
Salama Sexual Assaut Referral Centre 4KadunaKafanchan09061503384, 09067528082, 09032488802
Save the Children International BornoKondunga Jere Magumeri08065348777Hausa
Sexual Assault Referral Centre, GusauZamfaraGusau08035577891, 08067816263, 08037355396
Sexual Assault Referral Centre, IlorinKwaraIlorin08033580150, 08060697833, 08034997673
Sexual Offences Awareness & Response (SOAR) InitiativeFCTDurumi08179080655, 08176309842
Shehu Musa Yar’Adua FoundationFCTCentral business district07031851698
Shifa CentreYobeDamaturu07035140037
Soar Initiative
Society to Heighten Awareness of Women and Children Abuse (SOTHAWACA)Edo08038345790, 08074403088, 08091728363
Society to Heighten Awareness of Women and Children Abuse (SOTHAWACA)FCT08038345790, 08074403088, 08091728363
SOS Children's Villages BornoMaiduguri Bolori 2 08127001146Hausa; Kanuri
Stand to End Rape Initiative (STER)FCTWuse08095967000, 08130320270
Street ChildBornoMaiduguri
07080611160Hausa; Kanuri6am - 8pm
Strong Enough Girls Empowerment Initiative (SEGEI)FCT07030000000
Taimako Community Development Initiative YobeDamaturu08032473668Hausa; Kanuri; Bura
TechHer NG
Teenage NetworkFCTKado07033167515
The Basileia Vulnerable Persons Rights InitiativeKadunaZaira08065450817
The Cece Yara Child Advocacy CentreFCTWuse08008008001, 07007007001, 09085692612
The Cece Yara Child Advocacy CentreLagosSomolu08008008001, 07007007001, 09085692612
The Consent Workshop
FCT+1(647)784-3214, 0817 311 2307
The Core CompatriotsTarabaJalingo07080932344
The HUG PlaceOyoIbadan07014339762
The Spring CentreOgunAbeokuta08113931752, 08034268616
Town Crier Initiative AfricaEnuguEnugu08083501880
Treasure House Childrens’ ClubEkitiAdo Ekiti0806380272
United Nations Children’s Fund
Value Female NetworkOsunOsogbo08134730893
Vision Spring InitiativeLagosIkorodu08020000000, 09136103643
Vivian CentreEdoBenin City08002002020, 07046055026, 08054461139
WACOL Tamar SARC Ulo Umunwanyi (The Women House)
EnuguEnugu09091333000, 09060002128, 09092777000
Waraka SARC
KanoKano09028944933, 09030424123, 08065340578
White Edge InitiativeYobeDamaturu07932071744Hausa9am - 3pm
Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC)
All States08055951858English
Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC)FCTUtako08055951858
Women AfricaFCTKubwa08056583492, 07039210978
Women AfricaFCTKubwa08056583492, 07039210978
Women AID Collective (WACOL)
EnuguEnugu08136836588, 09060002128
Women AID Collective (WACOL)EnuguEnugu08136836588, 09060002128
Women AID Collective (WACOL)
EnuguEnugu08136836588, 09060002128
Women and Children of InspirationLagosAlimosho08037193376
Women and Girl-Child Capabilities and Empowerment OrganizationFCTWuse07086944911
Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF)LagosYaba08092100009
Women Children Comfort PlusBauchiBauchi08060109748
Women Friendly Initiative (WFI)FCT08033570444
Women Law and Development Initiative (WOLDI) AfricaFCT07041555503
Women Safe House Sustenance InitiativOyoIbadan08121133399, 07069249076
Women’s Health and Equal Rights (WHER) InitiativeFCTGwarimpa09090000000, 08186457675
Women’s International League For Peace and Freedom Nigeria (WILPF Nigeria)AbujaJabi 08032793882, 08034905202
Working Fingers International InitiativeDeltaAsaba08127275373
Working Fingers International InitiativeDeltaAsaba08127275373
Wuse General Hospital, AbujaFCTWuse07063342040
Yagazie FoundationFCTLokogoma08039148064
YAHI Foundation
Young Men’s Network Against Gender Based ViolenceFCT0803 670 2021
Young Men’s Network Against Gender Based ViolenceFCT08036702021
Young Men’s Network Against Gender Based ViolenceFCT08036702021
Youth Alive FoundationFCTJabi08188885005, 07031245036
Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA)Cross RiverObudu07069670369
Youth Initiative for Health Environment and Community DevelopmentEbonyi08059336955
ZAMANI FOUNDATIONZamfaraGusau08035577891, 08067816263, 08037355396
Zireenza support FoundationAdamawaMichika09062144279Hausa; Higgi