Archive for the ‘Gender’ Category

Not yet Freedom: Reflections of what Independence day means to me as a South Sudanese.

Thursday, July 9th, 2015 Posted in Agriculture, Aid, Conflict, Displacement, Drought, Education, Food security, Gender, Governance, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, South Sudan, Uncategorized, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_8035" align="alignleft" width="563" caption="In Juba, over 28,000 people are sheltered in the UN Base after fleeing their homes when the conflict started in December 2015. Many have become volunteer teachers to the many children who now have no access ...

Somali returnees from Yemen – survivors of a conflict that needs to end

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 Posted in Conflict, Displacement, Food security, Gender, Governance, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, Somalia, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_8012" align="alignnone" width="504" caption="Matiha lining up to be registered in Bosaso "][/caption] Blog by Nimo Jirdeh, Oxfam Somalia Policy and Advocacy Adviser

“It’s time for Women’s Power to Stop War!” – My take from the WILPF 2015 Conference

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 Posted in Gender, Governance, Peacebuilding, Somalia, Uncategorized, Women's rights | No Comments »

By Josephine Wambui [caption id="attachment_7943" align="alignnone" width="573" caption="Participants following a presentation during the conference. Photo by Mir Grebäck von Melen "][/caption] 100 years ago in April, over 1300 women came together in the Hague to protest the 1st World War. These were ...

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 ...