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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 ...

Kaydinta biyaha si loo sugo mustaqbalka Xadka Somaliland-Ethiopia”

Monday, March 23rd, 2015 Posted in Agriculture, Drought, Ethiopia, Food security, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Somalia, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7802" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Dumar badan waxay ku tahay socod dheer oo daal badan keliya inay biyo nadiif ah u helaan qoysaskooda "][/caption] “Halkii Dhibic Kastaa Tirsanayd”

Saving Water to Secure the Future on the Somaliland-Ethiopia border

Friday, March 20th, 2015 Posted in Agriculture, Drought, Ethiopia, Food security, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Somalia, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7793" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="For many women it can be a long tiring walk just to find clean water for their families. Photo Pablo Tosco/Oxfam"][/caption] Water is life. Water is on everyone’s mind, and as we observe World Water Day on ...

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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A lifeline for Somali families is hanging by a thread

Monday, February 23rd, 2015 Posted in Aid, Food security, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Somalia | No Comments »

Degan Ali, Executive Director Adeso and Ed Pomfret, Somalia campaigns and policy manager Oxfam At a time where ‘resilience’ seems to be the new buzzword on the tip of everyone’s tongue, one of Somalia’s most resilient systems – remittances – is ...

Cutting off the Somali Lifeline, a heated debate in Somaliland

Monday, February 16th, 2015 Posted in Food security, Humanitarian assistance, Somalia | No Comments »

by Abdikadir D. Askar, Communications Officer, Oxfam-Somaliland [caption id="attachment_7622" align="alignleft" width="576" caption="Farhan Jama, a shopkeeper in Hargeisa says losing remittances would have a negative impact on his life. Photo: NAGAAD"][/caption]