empowerment

By Elizabeth Stevens More than a million refugees from South Sudan have fled to Uganda, where Oxfam partners are helping women fight for equality, security, justice, and dignity. When women arrive in northern Uganda from South Sudan, they are fresh from the horrors of war. They tell of the arrival...
Peace endorses the 16 days of Activism call to end gender based violence in Rhinocamp settlement
Due to the gender-structured, unequal roles of women and men, disasters and crises impact women, men, girls, and boys in radically different ways. The change in social, cultural, and political structures redefines women’s and men’s statuses – in both positive and negative ways. Men, women, boys,...
cassava value chain
Located in Arit Latwong village, Gem Onyot parish Acholibur Sub County, Gen Badi Farmer group is made up of 30 farmers; 21 females and 9 males. The group started receiving support from Oxfam’s cassava project from July 2015 to December 2015.
Continued sensitization on good health, hygiene and sanitation have greatly improved my life. I have my own latrine, bathe and do my laundry regularly because I have access to water nearby. I am now a model home from whom other people come to learn; there has been an evident reduction in watery...
Frances Adong is a social entrepreneur, a change-maker acknowledged and respected by the community. For nearly a decade, Adong has been actively engaged in the Government of Uganda’s sub-district planning process as a citizen leader through Citizen Parliaments, also known as neighborhood assemblies...
Photo credit: Julius Kasujja/Oxfam
The current humanitarian system has saved countless lives over the past 50 years. However, it is now overstretched and underfunded; unable to meet rising needs of crisis affected countries and providing assistance that is often insufficient, inappropriate and late. There is growing support for a...
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