COVID-19

Introduction Oxfam in Uganda started work in the 1960s delivering development and humanitarian support as part of the global Oxfam confederation; a global movement of people fighting to end inequality and injustice. We tackle the inequalities that make and keep people poor and work to save and...
International Women’s Day is marked on 8 March. The day is celebrated across the world to recognise milestones made towards women empowerment and equality. While there is a lot to celebrate across the globe, this year’s commemoration also coincides with a major threat to the gains of women — the...
The 1,000 richest people on the planet recouped their COVID-19 losses within just nine months, but it could take more than a decade for the world’s poorest to recover from the economic impacts of the pandemic, reveals a new Oxfam report today. ‘The Inequality Virus’ is being published on the...
This article was produced with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of the Education for Life consortium partners and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union
This year’s International Day of the Girl Child was commemorated under the theme, “My Voice, Our Equal Future.” We celebrated the milestones we have realized in making the world a better place for girls to become better leaders, entrepreneurs and change-makers, but also pondered upon the challenges...
People seeking safety are trapped at borders across Eastern Africa due to COVID-19 measures A coalition of international, national, and refugee-led organizations in the Horn, East and Central Africa (HECA) have today called on governments in the region to reopen borders for asylum seekers. The...
58-year-old Lambert is living to prove that stereotypes and negative cultural norms can be dismantled even while living in a very patriarchal rural society. He now comfortably shares household chores with his wife,their 3 daughters and 3 sons. As a family, they all freely discuss finances,...
For the first time ever, I have spent 90% of my time doing household work. I must say that home daily chores take up a lot of time! Since the lockdown, I have been at home supporting my wife with Care work. My name is Morrish Towongo,30 years oldand a refugee from the Central Equatorial region of...
Many women who work in the informal sector are bread winners. Although COVID-19 lockdown measures stretched them beyond their limits, that did not stop them from supporting their families. In this newsletter, read about mothers beating all odds to support their families during these tough times...
When a COVID-19 vaccine is found, it must be free and fairly distributed to everyone on the planet The Coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on all our lives. While we are each doing our part of prevent the spread, and while frontline healthcare workers risk their lives to care for the sick,...

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