A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
Growing up in a low-income farming family along the Mekong river in Kratie, Chin Sokunthor, a 60 year old female farmer, said what disappoints her the most is seeing people destroy the river. Her mission is to protect it.
In November 2015, Sakina and her husband attended training and learning sessions about unpaid care work. It was eye opening for them. Today, they are sharing the household and she has gradually taking control of her own time. She is a dairy producer and would like to expand her business.
Bahati Muriga is the new Female Food Hero in Tanzania. She won the first prize of the 4th edition of a national reality TV style competition which raises awareness in Tanzania of the many incredible achievements of its women food producers.
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.
Policy makers lament women’s vulnerablity to HIV infection, yet for 15 years they have failed to utilise a technology which can help women to protect and empower themselves.