Archive for the ‘Gender’ Category

The Eye Opener: Hope in the land of Somalis

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 Posted in Education, Food security, Gender, Governance, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Somalia, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

Today – August 19th – is World Humanitarian Day. The United Nations designated it in memory of the bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad in 2003 in which 22 people died. It is now the one day of the ...

Good Nutrition, Good Life

Monday, August 11th, 2014 Posted in Displacement, Drought, Education, Food security, Gender, Governance, Humanitarian assistance, Issues, Refugees/IDPs, Somalia, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

Voices from Juula, Kismayo Due to its strategic coastal location providing access to Somalia’s most fertile lands, Kismayo’s history is one of rich culture and economic prosperity. However, after the war broke out in 1991, the Kismayo was destroyed by a ...

First Catch: Strengthening Fisheries and Coastal Management in Puntland

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 Posted in Conflict, Drought, Education, Food security, Gender, Governance, Humanitarian assistance, Issues, Peacebuilding, Photos, Somalia, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Fishing in Puntland [caption id="attachment_7240" align="alignleft" width="491" caption="Fishermen preparing their boats for fishing."][/caption] Puntland boasts an expansive 1,600 km coastline along the Indian Ocean. Its waters are home to some of the richest fishing grounds in Africa and present considerable potential ...

Learning across generations: Moonlight training Centre in Boroma

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 Posted in Displacement, Education, Gender, Governance, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Photos, Somalia | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7220" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Safia Abdi Nuur"][/caption] Safia Abndi Nuur is a mother of eight children. She was born in Hargeisa and is one of four children. When she was young, some of her brothers and sisters were privileged to attend ...

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 ...