women's rights

I used to think that all men under-value women, especially their role/contribution in economic development. That was until the day I had a chat with the Chairperson Local council five (LC5) of Packwach District, Mr. Omito Robert Steen, where he said, “Some people might say I have all the reasons to...
Elizabeth Ashamu Deng , Oxfam’s South Sudan Regional Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, spoke with Susan Grace Duku, the women’s representative to the highest refugee leadership body in Rhino Settlement, Arua District, about challenges she has experienced as a female refugee leader and how she uses...
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...
Maria Acan credit:Oxfam
The year 2016-17 saw Oxfam in Uganda take its transformation agenda to a level higher. We tested and applied Oxfam’s power to convene and influence actors around issues we believe address the root causes of injustice and inequality. The year saw a lot of investment in coaching and accompaniment for...
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,...
Transforming Care After Conflict How gendered care relations are being redefined in northern Uganda
Northern Uganda has suffered from chronic food shortages and high levels of poverty, political insecurity and adverse environmental conditions. Women can be particularly disadvantaged, constrained by a lack of access to and control over resources, patriarchal exploitation, and harmful social norms...
David Zakayo with his child. Through the Oxfam We care training, men like David now help out in house hold chores as well as taking care of their children. Most men in David's community in Lamwo district would leave all the responsibility of care work to women
2015/2016 was a busy year in Uganda in different spheres especially politically with electoral campaigns dominating the larger part of the year. We consolidated our ambitious strategic change process as enshrined in our Country Strategy towards a shift in our program work. This shift had profound...
Ngoya Hellen and her husband Longima Lopila
Oxfam has been working in Uganda since the 1960s focusing both on development and humanitarian program to support practical innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty. All that is reflected in this report is as a result of the work that Oxfam and more than 30 partners have jointly...
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