Archive for the ‘Governance’ Category

“It’s time for Women’s Power to Stop War!” – My take from the WILPF 2015 Conference

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 Posted in Gender, Governance, Peacebuilding, Somalia, Uncategorized, Women's rights | No Comments »

By Josephine Wambui [caption id="attachment_7943" align="alignnone" width="573" caption="Participants following a presentation during the conference. Photo by Mir Grebäck von Melen "][/caption] 100 years ago in April, over 1300 women came together in the Hague to protest the 1st World War. These were ...

South Sudan is a land of plenty. So why are 2.5 million of its people going hungry?

Thursday, April 30th, 2015 Posted in Aid, Conflict, Drought, Food security, Governance, Humanitarian assistance, Photos, South Sudan | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7869" align="aligncenter" width="502" caption="It was a pleasure to photograph these three women, who were waiting in line at a food distribution in Jonglei, South Sudan. We had a good laugh about my awkward attempts to communicate. Like many parts ...

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 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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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 ...

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 ...

Pioneering Lasting Change

Thursday, August 14th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Conflict, Drought, Food security, Governance, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Somalia | No Comments »

Community Managed Disaster Risk Management in Ethiopia and Somaliland The Cross border region of Somaliland and Somali region of Ethiopia is characterized by vulnerability to drought. The increase in the intensity and frequency of drought has resulted in the erosion ...