Archive for the ‘Women’s rights’ 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]

Changing lives in Kismayo

Monday, August 11th, 2014 Posted in Aid, Conflict, Countries, Displacement, Drought, Education, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Humanitarian assistance, Issues, Refugees/IDPs, Somalia, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

In the rural parts of Kismayo District, the main source of water is open shallow wells. For a long time, these water sources were left open with minimal management to ensure optimal use. With most of them silted up, most ...

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 ...

Early warnings need to result in early action in Somalia

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 Posted in Aid, Climate change, Conflict, Drought, Education, Food security, Governance, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, Somalia, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

Eight warnings of catastrophe so far [caption id="attachment_7297" align="aligncenter" width="568" caption=" Pastoralists suffer shortage of water and are worried that they will loose many cattle because of drought."][/caption]

Press Release – Three years since Somalia famine, aid agencies fear high risk of relapse

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 Posted in Aid, Conflict, Drought, Food security, Governance, Humanitarian assistance, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Press release, Refugees/IDPs, Somalia, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

It took 16 warnings for the international community to respond to the last catastrophe; lessons must be learnt from past to avert another crisis in the Horn of Africa.

Risk of Relapse:Call To Action – Somalia Crisis Update

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 Posted in Aid, Climate change, Conflict, Displacement, Drought, Food security, Governance, Humanitarian assistance, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, Somalia, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7276" align="aligncenter" width="464" caption="Faral Kaslkal look at an gully formed due to the lack of vegetation and topsoil near his village of El-Waised some 50 kilometres south of Garowe in Puntland, Somalia ."][/caption] On 7 May 2014, 26 agencies asked ...

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 ...