Archive for the ‘Gender’ Category

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]

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 ...