Mariam, 25 ans et mère d’un enfant, a fui son village près de Dablo, au centre-nord du Burkina Faso.

5 ways women and girls have been the hardest hit by Covid-19

In March 2020, we entered the Covid-19 pandemic on foundations of gender inequality. At Oxfam we anticipated that it could likely create a backlash against women’s rights in many countries, and make things harder particularly for those women in situation of poverty and vulnerability. One year on, these fears have been realized.

The power of people against poverty

Oxfam is a global movement of people, working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together, we save, protect and rebuild lives when disaster strikes. We help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. we take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

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