Archive for the ‘Gender’ Category

Women in Turkana celebrate their individuality, culture successes and the journey ahead!

Thursday, April 9th, 2015 Posted in Gender, Kenya, Women's rights | No Comments »

Written by Roxanne Abdulali, Arid Lands Programme Manager [caption id="attachment_7822" align="alignright" width="300" caption="IWD celebrations in Turkana County"][/caption] During the celebrations of International Women’s Day on 8th March, I had an exciting week of meeting incredible women from Turkana County. I was making ...

Securing women’s land rights, Gongoni Village, Tanzania

Friday, March 13th, 2015 Posted in Agriculture, Food security, GROW campaign, Gender, Governance, Land, Tanzania, Women's rights | No Comments »

Hot tea, no milk, but a bit of ginger and other spice to add flavour, a large chapatti; this was my breakfast in the village of Gongoni on 4th March. I was sitting under a grass roof supported on a ...

Make it Happen – celebrating women in South Sudan

Friday, March 6th, 2015 Posted in Conflict, Displacement, Food security, Gender, Governance, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, South Sudan, Women's rights | No Comments »

Women in South Sudan are resilient, empowered change-makers: they are farmers, journalists, youth leaders, teachers, poets. They support each other, their families and their communities. In a country at war, women have become the backbone of their communities. To mark this ...

Women and financial inclusion in Somalia

Friday, March 6th, 2015 Posted in Education, Food security, Gender, Health, Somalia | No Comments »

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Women Making it Happen in South Sudan – Stella’s Story

Friday, March 6th, 2015 Posted in Conflict, Food security, Gender, Governance, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, South Sudan | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7726" align="aligncenter" width="430" caption="Stella Gitano at Juba University. Photo: Andrea Campeanu. "][/caption] “I hope that I don’t continue writing about war and destruction. I want peace to come so that I can write about the experiences of individuals, who ...

Safe spaces to heal – supporting women in South Sudan

Friday, March 6th, 2015 Posted in Aid, Conflict, Education, Food security, Gender, Governance, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Photos, Refugees/IDPs, South Sudan, Women's rights | No Comments »

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Direct Action – Oxfam’s response in Minkaman, South Sudan

Sunday, February 15th, 2015 Posted in Aid, Conflict, Displacement, Food security, Gender, Humanitarian assistance, Humanitarian assistance, Land, Photos, South Sudan, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

Words and Pictures: Emma Jane Drew [caption id="attachment_7698" align="aligncenter" width="407" caption="Minkaman in March 2014, two months after the crisis started. "][/caption] “When I first came to Minkaman a year ago, it was a very sad and sombre picture of shocked people. No ...

Preventing Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Conflict: Are the existing frameworks adequate?

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 Posted in Burundi, Conflict, DR Congo, Gender, Governance, Kenya, Pan Africa, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, Women's rights | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7493" align="alignleft" width="573" caption="South Kivu, DRC: Farming is this young mother’s primary source of income. But because of the threat of sexual violence, working in the fields has become so dangerous for women in this area that community members ...

Press Release: A Call to Action against Rising Cases of Gender Based Violence in Kenya

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 Posted in Gender, Governance, Kenya, Press release, Women's rights | No Comments »

Oxfam adds its voice to the campaign on violence against women Background November 2014 saw violence against women rise to an alarming level with at least five reported cases across the country. These five women have been stripped off naked ...

Fartuun Adan of Oxfam partner Elman Peace & Human Rights Centre wins award

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 Posted in Conflict, Gender, Somalia, Women's rights | No Comments »

Award to be presented on 4 December in Berlin by Germany's Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid [caption id="attachment_7478" align="alignleft" width="214" caption="Fartuun Adan of the Elman Peace and Human Rights Centre"][/caption]