Our work advancing women’s rights, especially in situations of vulnerability, is central to Oxfam’s identity. We’re horrified by what has emerged about the abuse that took place by a group of men employed by Oxfam in the humanitarian response to the Haiti earthquake. The actions of these men do not represent Oxfam.
"All charities need to be absolutely alert and active in looking at how we're recruiting people, how we're vetting them and how we're actually ensuring the culture of the workplace in the countries we work in is one that upholds our values or code of conduct" Helen Szoke told the ABC this morning.
For many, the word “Rwanda” triggers memories of harrowing tales of civil war that dominated headlines in the 1990s. This chaotic time in Rwandan history left many thousands of women widowed, traumatised and living in poverty. That’s why we are implementing a life-changing project that brings together vulnerable women, offers them support, and trains them to breed and rear pigs to supplement their income.
Poverty is a complex problem with many causes and symptoms. We’ve found a simple and effective remedy for poverty in Rwanda: pig waste. Biogas - produced from pig waste - is an innovative energy source that is cheap, renewable and efficient. It eases the burden of time-consuming, unpaid domestic work for women and girls, so they can focus on more productive activities.
Like all loving mothers, Epaphrodite wants the best for her children. But she and her family live in Rwanda, one of the world’s poorest countries — a place where poverty is widespread and many struggle to make ends meet. Together, we can provide families like Epaphrodite's a pathway out of poverty.
More than half of the 626,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are women and girls. There are 120,000 pregnant women and new mothers. Shompa*, Marjina* and Kahinoor* are three such women. These are their stories.
As one of the most ethnically diverse nations in the world, Australia Day has become a way of celebrating everything that is great about living in our prosperous, safe and cohesive society. But the current choice of 26 January as Australia’s national day is deeply problematic for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
You know the holidays are over when you starting seeing advertisements for 'Back To School' sales. Unfortunately, many of the women making clothes for brands like Kmart, Target and Big W are paid poverty wages. Find out how you can call brands to account.
It's been five years since civil war broke out in South Sudan. Earlier this year, Oxfam International's Executive Director, Winnie Byanyima, visited the country and met some of the strong, hard-working, self-sacrificing women who have been turned into widows and beggars by the conflict.
Oxfam International Executive Director, Winnie Byanyima, calls on the international community to plug the funding aid gap, and international leaders to act to prevent another eruption of the Rohingya crisis.