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Why are legislators not upholding the law?

Oxfam’s statement on the deletion of budget for contraceptives “By striking off the P1 billion allocation for contraceptives, senators are detracting from their duty to protect the poorest Filipinos from the risks of further poverty, maternal death, and HIV. This

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Aid agencies call upon donors to commit funds to save lives in countries hit by El Nino

A number of the world’s leading aid agencies warned that an inadequate response to El Nino would put an already overstretched humanitarian system under intense strain and put tens of millions more people at extreme risk of hunger, homelessness and

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Posted in Climate Change, News

Oxfam joins Philippines climate march ahead of Paris climate summit opening

28 November 2015, Manila, Philippines – Thousands of students, farmers, activists and faith-based groups marched today in Quezon City echoing one call: “Our survival is non-negotiable.” The call is directed at world leaders meeting in Paris for the United Nations

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Posted in Climate Change, Food Justice, GROW, News

Two years after Yolanda: Intl groups cite case studies of effective advocacy practices

27 November 2015, Manila, Philippines – Working with local and national leaders in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan (local name: Yolanda) ensured that the needs of vulnerable communities were at the heart of the recovery and rehabilitation efforts, said a

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Poor people must be at the heart of APEC summit– Oxfam

New Oxfam policy paper A Different Route calls for shared prosperity in Asia. How to close the great divide between the wealthy few and millions of poor people in Asia must be at the top of the agenda of world leaders attending the APEC summit next week, according to international development organization Oxfam.

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TV5’s interview with Oxfam Country Director Justin Morgan

A copy of the full transcript of TV5’s interview with Oxfam’s Justin Morgan on November 7, 2015: “Solutions to (problems like) Typhoon Yolanda cannot be placed just on the government alone. There are things that we all work on together. We can look back through history, and we can see that the Asian Tsunami which actually damaged huge amounts of locations as well, it took five years to recover. We look at the United States during Hurricane Katrina, and that has not recovered within two years…The government in the Philippines is a leader when it comes to disaster risk reduction across Asia.” – Justin Morgan, Country Director, Oxfam in the Philippines

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15 years after UNSC Resolution 1325: Filipinas champion global call for women participation in peace and security

PASIG – October marks the anniversary of the UN Security Council Resolution aimed at upholding women’s rights in conflict situations and their roles in peace and security (UNSCR 1325)[1]. Yet, 15 years after the landmark resolution, women remain underrepresented in

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Posted in Mindanao, News, Women's Voices

Sexual and Reproductive Health project in ARMM, launched

October 6, Davao City– International humanitarian agency Oxfam, the European Union, and women’s rights group Likhaan, today launched a five-year project that will help “make reproductive health happen” in 29 municipalities and cities in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

Posted in Mindanao, News, Women's Voices