Archive for the ‘Gender’ Category

Celebrating our “Humming birds”; Susan Akol, PHP Assistant, Mingkamen

Saturday, March 8th, 2014 Posted in Displacement, Gender, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, South Sudan, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

Susan Akol, a public health promotion assistant for Oxfam and one of the only women in a team delivering water, hygiene and sanitation services in Mingkamen, Awerial County. Photo: Aimee Brown/Oxfam I am a public health promotion assistant and we have three ...

International Women’s Day; Celebrating our “Humming Birds” across our region

Saturday, March 8th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Burundi, Conflict, Countries, DR Congo, Drought, Education, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Food security, GROW campaign, Gender, Governance, Health, Humanitarian assistance, ICT 4 Development, Kenya, Land, Pan Africa, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

To mark International Women's Day in HECA. We are celebrating all things women for the next 10 days. Women who have inspired our work in their own special way...women doing small things for a bigger impact within and for their ...

Women in Somalia; challenges and changes

Friday, March 7th, 2014 Posted in Gender, Somalia, Women's rights | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7118" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Conditions are still difficult for many women throughout Somalia."] [/caption] Somalia has gathered headlines over the years as a difficult place for women to live, due to continuing food shortages and ongoing insecurity throughout the country. But the ...

A critical look at aid in the South Sudan crisis

Monday, February 24th, 2014 Posted in Gender, Humanitarian assistance, Photos, South Sudan, Uganda, Women's rights | No Comments »

Blog post by Oxfam Novib Executive Director Farah Karimi on her visit to South Sudanese refugee centres in northern Uganda: Again, when I touch the sensitive subject of security, all I see is discomfort and eyes wandering off to avoid mine. ...

South Sudan, a young nation turned sick.

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 Posted in Conflict, Gender, Governance, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, South Sudan, Women's rights | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7053" align="alignleft" width="557" caption="Oxfam Novib Executive Director Farah Karimi meets with people displaced due to conflict at UN House IDP camp, Juba, South Sudan. Photo: Petterik Wiggers/Oxfam"][/caption] Welcome to the youngest nation in the world, South Sudan. A place burdened ...

From Goma to Addis Ababa for the 22nd African Union Summit and the launch of Oxfam’s latest protection report.

Monday, February 17th, 2014 Posted in Conflict, DR Congo, Displacement, Gender, Governance, Humanitarian assistance, Land, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

“I set out from Goma, in eastern Congo, with Oxfam partners Eudoxie Nziavake and Jean-Pierre Baludi for the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. It wasn’t a promising start to our journey. The road that traces the hills between the Congolese border ...

Still living in fear in the Congo

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 Posted in Conflict, DR Congo, Displacement, Gender, Governance, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_6989" align="alignnone" width="554" caption="Single mother with her children in North Kivu. Some villages in North Kivu have reported a cessation of violence and extortion since the defeat of M23, but for many mothers whose husbands escaped to avoid forced ...

Somali Voices – Views Lower Juba

Monday, December 16th, 2013 Posted in Food security, Gender, Governance, Photos, Somalia, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | 1 Comment »

[caption id="attachment_6942" align="alignright" width="235" caption="Muhumed watching his cattle drink water at a water point in Dhobley"][/caption] The political progress in Somalia has inspired confidence and hope among many Somali people for the years to come, but there are enormous institutional, political, ...

Travel Through Somaliland

Friday, November 15th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Climate change, Conflict, Countries, Drought, Education, Food security, Gender, Governance, Land, Peacebuilding, Photos, Somalia, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

I travelled to Somaliland with a production team to shoot a documentary showcasing the achievements of Candlelight programmes in Somaliland. Candlelight for Health, Education and Environment was founded in 1995 to support marginalized people and communities in Somaliland. In partnership ...

Mitigating the Effects of Drought in Somaliland – Documentary

Friday, November 15th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Aid, Climate change, Conflict, Countries, Drought, Education, Food security, Gender, Governance, Land, Peacebuilding, Photos, Somalia, Video, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

Overlooking the Somaliland landscape years ago, one could see patches of green in a vast dry land, with hints of seasonal water courses, where rivers once were. Just like the vast land in need of rain, developmental needs here were ...