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Ending global poverty begins with women’s rights

Emily Groundwater

Emily Groundwater

by Oxfam | May 17, 2010

I am a history student at the University of Victoria, and currently plan to go into teaching in the future, while also continuing my work with various NGO’s.

My involvement with Oxfam started when I attended an Oxfam Youth Symposium in Vancouver in 2007and decided to start an Oxfamcampusclub at UVic.I am also part of the OxfamBC/Yukon Regional Steering Committee.

It has been exciting to have the opportunity to meet people with similar interests as mine and work together towards educating and informing youth about important issues in our world today. One of the driving factors behind my work with Oxfam, as well as other organizations, is the fight against apathy. If I have the opportunity to get even one person involved or interested in the pressing global issues of today, than I feel I have accomplished something.

Being a member of Oxfam has been incredibly rewarding as I have been given the opportunity not only to educate the people around me about important global issues, but also educate myself. I have learnt so much from working with Oxfam and have been introduced to many other organizations that are doing great work in our local and global community. I figure the more I know, the more I can put out into the world, which is a great thought.

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