women empowerment

women empowerment

Launched by Oxfam and local partners, the Female Food Heroes initiative is an annual award that champions women farmers who are examples of what millions of women around the world are doing to ensure food security. Photo: Coco McCabe/Oxfam

Celebrating women farmers: Oxfam’s Female Food Heroes competition

On a planet with enough food for everyone, 821 million people – one in nine – go hungry day after day, year after year. It doesn't have to be this way. The Female Food Heroes competition is an innovative Oxfam project which shows how local women farmers can help end world hunger.
 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.

Los efectos de El Niño, unidos a los del cambio climático, pondrán a 60 millones de personas en riesgo de padecer hambre.

Closing the divide in Malawi

Inequality between the richest and the rest in Malawi continues to rise, with poverty remaining extreme and endemic. This report presents a vision, roadmap and policy recommendations for a more inclusive, equitable and prosperous Malawi. It shows that inequality is not inevitable but the result of policy choices made by those with power.

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