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What we learned from Moringa production

Monday, April 6th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

Sally Baden, Oxfam's Global Agricultural Scale Up Manager, reflects on her participation in Poor Women's Economic Leadership (PWEL) - Agricultural Scale-Up Exchange Visit in Philippines. We’ve spent a lot of time this week talking about moringa (malunguay in Tagalog).  Before planning ...

LIVE blog from G20 started

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Fifty selected bloggers from around the world starts blogging LIVE today from London G20 Summit 2009.  G20Voice bloggers is a joint project by Oxfam, Comic Relief, ONE Campaign and Save the Children.

MY MOST MEMORABLE DINNER

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

By Nist Pianchupat Nakhon Pathom Province, Thailand _Two bottles of strawberry sparkling soda were brought out when we arrived at this deserted residential building. They were gently placed before us on the mottled cement floor. A woman looking in her mid ...

Cambodian women face bleak future following abrupt layoff as financial crisis worsens

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 Posted in Uamdao Ben Noikorn | 2 Comments »

http://khmerization.blogspot.com/2009/03/cambodias-garment-workers-hit-by.html Phnom Penh, Cambodia It was hard to believe that these three small women are labor union activists particularly when you hear their soft voices _ the kind of voices that gave an impression of shyness. But as they were recalling about ...

First Day’s Reflections: Poor Women Economic Leadership (PWEL) Exchange Visit

Monday, March 30th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Some of the participants' reflection from Day 1 at the exchange visit.. “It’s good to know that PWEL is also about being able to look at and strike a balance between the economic and social dimensions of women’s economic leadership. ” -Genela ...

Paying the Price for the Economic Crisis

Monday, March 30th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

New research by Oxfam International uncovers a hidden aspect of the global economic crisis – its impact on women.

Teachers without weekends

Monday, March 2nd, 2009 Posted in Le Gia Thang | 2 Comments »

The second entry from the education programme series by our Programme Advocacy Officer, Le Gia Thang. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I sat next to teacher Nguyen Ky Son on the minibus to visit Long Toan B primary school. I noticed Son from the previous day ...

Flooding compounds humanitarian situation in Mindanao

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 Posted in Philippines | No Comments »

Photo: Jason Gutierrez/IRIN  IDPs wade through a flooded evacuation centre on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao