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As part of its commitments to promoting gender justice, Oxfam has begun to invest in an approach called Transformative Leadership for Women’s Rights.
Women’s leadership is a fundamental part of our work, and why we put women’s rights at the heart of everything we do.
Chief Kandala has been a traditional leader for more than 10 years in Mabumbu chiefdom. The chiefdom is one area where people saw open defecation as an acceptable practice.