Tagged: International Women's Day

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Women from Nasapir village, Karamoja, Uganda. Photo: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

International Women’s Day offers us an opportunity to raise awareness of inequality and reminds us that the struggle for equality and positive change must continue. At Oxfam, we are working to make sure that women’s rights are upheld and advanced.

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Jineth Bedoya. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Jineth Bedoya speaks out against systematic violence against women in Colombia. She is a staunch defender of the rights of women and one of the visible faces of Oxfam Intermón's "Avanzadoras" project. "Women who are the victims of abuse have to raise our voices."

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"Land Is Life" is a powerful photographic exhibition that documents the stories of people, most of whom are women, on the frontline of climate change, from the Western Cape of South Africa and the small Pacific Island nations of Kiribati and Tuvalu.

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Svetlana Maksimova, a female farmer, started her farm in 1997 several years after collapse of Soviet Union when Russia was going through economic and political turmoil.

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Oxfam Ambassador and photographer Helena Christensen is back from Turkana, Northern Kenya -- one of the many regions in the Horn of Africa that have been affected by the severe drought that has put over 13 million people at risk.

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This short video shows how 11 finalists were chosen from 6,000 entries for Female Food Hero, for their outstanding contribution to their community and agriculture. The winner Ester and the other 10 finalists proved that sometimes it is the unheard voices that make the loudest noise.

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6 of the W8 meeting the German Development Minister in Berlin with German rock band Die Toten Hosen, who helped collect 50,000 signatures supporting health and education for all. Credit: Mike Auerbach, Oxfam Germany

Oxfam International works with the W8 group of ambassadors to bring voices from the south to a global audience.

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Rokeya Kabir is the convener of the My Rights campaign in Bangladesh: a national platform that puts pressure on the government to ensure primary education for all children. Credit: Mahmud Map

Eight women from around the world joined together to form the W8. These extraordinary women from South America, Africa, Europe and South East Asia, have dedicated their lives to fighting for health and education in their own countries.

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