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The price of privacy: mitigating burdens, motivating the self

By Nina Somera   At the fringes of the Leyte Gulf lies one of the many fishing villages in Barangay Cagdaranao, Tacloban City, which have been rebuilt after Haiyan. A stainless steel water tank stands at the entry point, signifying

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Mainstreaming “Me”

Text and photos by Nina Somera  Often the work on gender mainstreaming or the process of integrating a gender perspective in programmes, projects and operations, including budgets, starts off with a series of gender sensitivity trainings. We begin by understanding

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#TraysikelToParis Goes to UP with Erwan Heussaff

Text and photos by Genevive Estacaan A friend of mine asked me what keeps me busy these days, and I told her, “I am taking a Traysikel to Paris!” It might sound insane, but that’s what I am doing now,

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Taclobanons #SpeakOutStandUp for resilient and empowered communities

Text and photos by Genevive Estacaan In commemoration of typhoon Haiyan’s second year anniversary, Oxfam in Tacloban City together with partner local organizations and Universities held the #SpeakOutStandUp event which aimed to amplify the voices of the currently displaced families

Posted in Bloggers, Haiyan

Bringing Water Near

Text and photos by Genevive Estacaan Anastacia Percones, 54, enjoys doing her laundry while taking advantage of the gushing water flowing from the newly-built tap stands in her small town called Katipunan in the Municipality of Clarin, Bohol Island. Whilst

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Experiencing the blessings of Ramadan

All Out Peace Graffitti Wall

Following Islamic tradition, I also made sure to take advantage of this season as a time to let go and forgive others for their mistakes, and to let go and forgive myself for my mistakes that affected others and myself. Because of these things I have learned to strengthen in myself, I continue to truly appreciate Ramadan. I can relate with my Muslim friends who are actually sad that they have to end the fast and eagerly look forward to the next one.

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This Rose still stands strong after Haiyan

Rose with her daughter at the QUEUFA nursery (Photo: Butz Muyco/Oxfam)

Maria Levyle “Butz” Muyco, an emergency food security and vulnerable livelihoods (EFSVL) officer working for Oxfam in Ormoc, Leyte, shares this story of resilience after surviving Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda). It is a story about a woman who was reached by Oxfam’s livelihood support for coconut farmers in Western Leyte.

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While the sea rests

By CAROL BELLO, Information and Communications Officer, Oxfam Guiuan Programme

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