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Archive for May, 2013

Africa in control of its fortune

Friday, May 10th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

By Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International Several African countries are amongst today’s fastest growing economies in the world, boosted in many instances by new discoveries of oil, natural gas and strategic mineral reserves. Extreme poverty on the continent is in decline, ...

Still celebrating Nigeria’s parliamentary approval of landmark Bill on gender based violence. We ask what, and who, made the difference…. third time around?

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 Posted in Campaigns, English, Gender, Nigeria | No Comments »

On the 14th March 2013 the 360 member House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria – on its third reading - passed the Violence against Persons (Prohibition) 2011 (VAPP) Bill. The key gains in the ...

Raising her voices project in Nigeria

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 Posted in Campaigns, English, Gender, Nigeria | No Comments »

   In light of meeting one of its key objectives which is “Putting Women’s Rights at the heart of all what we do” Oxfam has implemented the ‘Raising Her Voice Project’, a portfolio of projects in 17 countries across the world ...

Learning the Lessons in the Sahel

Friday, May 3rd, 2013 Posted in English, Food and Security, Livelihoods, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Tchad | No Comments »

  By Elise Ford, Oxfam Humanitarian Campaign Manager