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OXFAM Forced To Suspend Ebola Response In DR Congo Following Pre-Election Violence

OXFAM Forced To Suspend Ebola Response In DR Congo Following Pre-Election Violence

Oxfam has been forced to suspend its work in the Ebola ravaged areas of Beni and Butembo, due to violent protests following the announcement that people in these areas won’t be able to cast their votes for a new president, when the rest of country goes to the polls this Sunday. Raphael Mbuyi, Oxfam’s acting […]

Me Too Africa, The Steps, The Calls, The Way Forward

Me Too Africa, The Steps, The Calls, The Way Forward

What can realistically help curb sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector? A flurry of reviews, new procedures, panels, regulatory enquiries, resignations, and public apologies have followed media revelations of serious misconduct among staff at NGOs, the Red Cross, and UN agencies. Will any of it make a difference? In the weeks since revelations […]

Tanzania: Oxfam, Stakeholders to Address Women Land Ownership Challenges

Tanzania: Oxfam, Stakeholders to Address Women Land Ownership Challenges

 OXFAM Tanzania has organised a two-day workshop that aims at discussing several challenges facing women in land ownership. The workshop aims at bringing together several NGOs like Tanzania Land Alliance (Tala), International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Tanzania Gender Networking Program (TGNP) and many others to have one voice on land rights. The Oxfam’s Head of […]

Hungry In A World Of Plenty: Millions On The Brink Of Famine

Hungry In A World Of Plenty: Millions On The Brink Of Famine

Today, the world stands on the brink of an unprecedented four famines. 20 million people are at risk of starvation in South Sudan – where famine has already been declared – Somalia, Yemen and Northern Nigeria. These are just four of the many countries that are facing high levels of food insecurity this year. In […]

Access To Clean Water Is A Fundamental Human Right

Access To Clean Water Is A Fundamental Human Right

It’s all too easy to forget what a miracle water is. In rich countries, clean, safe drinking water is so plentiful and easily available that we simply take it for granted. Access to clean water is a fundamental human right. Yet around the world, billions of poor people are still faced with daily challenges accessing […]

Why The Majority Of The World’s Poor Are Women

Why The Majority Of The World’s Poor Are Women

Gender inequality is one of the oldest and most pervasive forms of inequality in the world. It denies women their voices, devalues their work and make women’s position unequal to men’s, from the household to the national and global levels. Despite some important progress to change this in recent years, in no country have women […]

Winnie Byanyima Appointed to UN High-Level Panel On Women’s Economic Empowerment

Winnie Byanyima Appointed to UN High-Level Panel On Women’s Economic Empowerment

Oxfam International Executive Director Winnie Byanyima says she is “honored” at her appointment by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to the first-ever High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment. The Panel seeks to “mobilize concrete actions aimed at closing economic gender gaps that persist around the world”. It will provide guidance to implement the 2030 Agenda […]