Mamtaz Begum (35) lives in the village of South Tetulbaria near to the Bay of Bengal. This village relies on fishing but the changing climate is threatening this way of life, and without fishing, there is little else for them to eat. She explains her story.
More than two-thirds (72%) of activists working on women’s projects around the world say ending violence against women must be the top priority for the new UN Women agency, according to a new report published today by Oxfam and VSO.
Afghan girls still face many barriers to receiving an education. The quality of education is highly variable, school conditions are often poor and nearly half a million girls who are enrolled do not regularly attend school. Girls and teachers explain their situation.
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.
Sixty-four households have now returned to the village of Dildarsipar in Jacobabad District, where Oxfam is working with a local organization to distribute hygiene kits and help organize hygiene committees. Faroza, a member of the hygiene committee, sums up their story.
In rural Afghanistan, job opportunities are scarce - especially for women. Oxfam has helped a group of women to set up a bakery in their village.
It gives them an income and a place to discuss what matters to them.
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.