women

Susan campaigning for a leadership position in the Rhino Refugee Settlement, Uganda. Jose Mario/Oxfam
Refugees are often victims of the conflicts they flee from. But the pain and sorrow we have endured also drive our commitment to peace - the most durable solution.
Fatima seated outside her home in Darfur, Sudan. Amal Abdelgadir/Oxfam
Two years ago, deadly fighting broke out in Fatima's village in Darfur making her childhood dream of becoming a doctor seem impossible to reach. But an Oxfam training her helped get it back.
Espoir Mahamba, a public health promoter for Oxfam, teaches a church congregation in Mangina about Ebola. John Wessels/Oxfam
It is clear the current response to tackle Ebola isn’t working. No matter how effective treatment is, if people don’t trust or understand it, they will not use it. Our teams are still meeting people on a daily basis who don’t believe Ebola is real.
Vegetables on sale at Millenium camp in Ehtiopia. Simon Burch/Oxfam
Ethiopia is the second most populous country in Africa with approximately 83 percent living in rural areas, reliant on agriculture for food and income. More than 50% of these are women. Correcting the gender balance in agriculture sectors would reduce global food shortage by at least 17 percent...
Women in Sudan. Elizabeth Stevens/Oxfam
Sudan in new political awakening where ordinary women and men have seen the power of their voice in bringing change. Citizens should this opportunity and meaningfully engage.
Two Oxfam workers prepare concrete to build a platform to host a water tank in Fizi territory. Alexis Huguet/Oxfam Novib
A year ago, Oxfam started constructing the longest water pipeline in its history in DR Congo. Once it's done, over 100,000 people will no longer have to rely on dirty sources for water.
Khadija at a community meeting in eastern Somaliland. (Oxfam)
By AbdiAziz Adani "It’s exclusionary. When only men are making decisions that affect women, and no women are involved, women can feel injustice. Women are often not even informed of the decision-making,'' says Khadija, a women's rights activist in eastern Somaliland. "There are many problems in...
A woman stands outside a shop in eastern Somaliland. Allan Gichigi/Oxfam
Women in Somaliland have less than half the opportunities of men in economics, politics, and education reveals the first-ever comprehensive assessment of the gender gap in Somaliland. Based on 1,200 surveys across Somaliland and qualitative data, inequality is highest in the political sphere, with...
A woman stands outside her shop in Fadhi Gaab area in Somaliland. Allan Gichigi/Oxfam
Women in Somaliland have less than half the opportunities afforded to men and are twice as unlikely as men to be employed. Even worse, out of 164 members of parliament, only one is a woman. The purpose of this study, the first of its kind in Somaliland, is to generate evidence on and better...
Women helping to build a local dam in Sudan as part of disaster risk reduction. Elizabeth Stevens/Oxfam
Since the 1980s, Oxfam has been supporting vulnerable communities, including refugees, across Sudan through humanitarian response activities such as distribution of food and clean safe water. Working closely with local and national partners, we are helping communities to rebuild their lives by...

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