Tuzamurane pineapple farming cooperative has paved a pathway for Rwandan women to escape the cycle of poverty. With support from the co-op, female farmers can now send their children to school, pay for food and health care, buy land and invest in other small businesses.
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The water crisis in Nepal is so acute that in Darchula, a group of women came together to advocate for clean water to be brought to their village.
Oxfam’s Kate Bensen reports from the field in Far West Nepal, where nearly 3 in 4 people survive on dirty, unsafe water.
Kiran, who is nine months pregnant, just wants her children to grow up healthy and strong. But she has no access to clean water and she must walk long distances to collect water from a dirty well.
In the remote mountains of Far West Nepal, women like Dhana have dedicated their entire lives to the relentless chore of finding water.
Systems and safeguards are critical measures to prevent abuse and protect the rights of women and girls. But sexual misconduct, from Hollywood to Haiti, has revealed a much deeper issue: unfair distributions of power.
For too long, the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have been unheard in Australia’s political landscape. But we’re working with partner organisation Aarnja to make sure that women like Bev Walley are heard, loud and clear.
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.
Augustina’s life was soured by hunger and uncertainty, until she was empowered, with the help of Oxfam, to start her own honey business.