Tagged: women's empowerment

The happy winner: Bahati Muriga 2014 Female Food Hero

Bahati Muriga is the new Female Food Hero in Tanzania. She won the first prize of a national reality TV style competition which raises awareness of the many incredible achievements of its women food producers.

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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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Yema Gharti. Credit: Tom Pietrasik/Oxfam

Yema, 39, lives alone with her son, in Nepal. When her husband left them 16 years ago, she had to struggle to find food and to survive on her own. Despite these difficulties, she has been able to pay for the education of her son and has worked hard to secure their future.

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Credit: Louise Hancock/Oxfam

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.

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Credit: Jane Beesley/Oxfam

In most emergencies women are significantly more affected than men, and in far greater numbers. In our work we recognize not only that men and women have different roles in most societies, but that women are often marginalized.

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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.

Elham Sa'ah working in beehive. Credit: Caroline Berger

On the outskirts of Ramallah, a group of enterprising women have set up a burgeoning cooperative and become role models for other women in their community.


In the tsunami- and conflict-affected village of Thandiadi, one group of women is rearing hybrid goats to improve their livelihoods and learning how to manage their finances at the same time.

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