Here is another in our series of videos to take you inside Oxfam's response to East Africa food crisis. Alice Mwanda shows us how she organizes getting trucks of equipment delivered to the camp, as well as managing the challenge of being a woman giving direction to men.
In September we visited women in the small village of Jarray who had just started to make shawls as part of the Cash for Work and winterization programs. Two months on, we asked them what they had spent their money on and what they thought about the program.
Every three years Oxfam Canada members join together to meet Oxfam program partners from around the world and discuss our role in the global movement for change. The 2010 gathering explored the themes of gender based violence, maternal health, poverty, security, climate change, and food security.
While we welcome the principle to agree on this much-needed women's agency, the attitude of some member states to weaken its mandate at the last minute is deplorable.