gender empowerment

gender empowerment

 Kathmandu, Nepal: Durga Maharjan, founder and owner of a local weaving business. Durga trained at ACP, learning how to weave before starting her own business making bedspreads, which also employs others. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Women weave a better future after Nepal Earthquake

After having learned intricate weaving skills from an Oxfam local partner, Durga decided to set up a workshop and train all of her sisters and sisters-in-law. She is one of the 4,500 earthquake-affected families receiving Oxfam's support to create sustainable income through the promotion of fair trade.

Amina Ehrary, a Herat resident and a 42-year-old mother of three, has spent most of her life fighting for women's rights. Credit: Freshta Ghani/Oxfam

Fighting for women's rights in Afghanistan, a door-to-door job

Having spent most of his life fighting for women's rights, Amina Ehrary runs her own women counseling center where she supports and gets access to justice for survivors of gender-based violence in Afghanistan. Her tireless efforts has transformed her into a role model for other women and someone the community trusts.

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