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High school students Mamadou Thioye (19), at left, and Aisha* (16). Both are participants in the ‘Connecting 4 Life’ program that helps young people in Senegal learn about human sexuality through an online education platform. Photo by: Brett Eloff | Oxfam

Now more than ever, the federal government needs to invest in SRHR and support feminist youth and women’s organizations and movements, at home and abroad, whose advocacy efforts are vital for holding ground. 

The winds, intense rain and flooding caused power outages, damaged homes and infrastructure, destroyed crops and contaminated water sources.

Young women in a Creating Spaces community group in Fazilpur, Dinajpur, Bangladesh raising their hands when asked, “who got married before they were ready?”

Being married early comes with so many costs and the consequences are immense. In the small northern Bangladesh town of Dinajpur, we see how Oxfam's program, Creating Spaces, is helping to tackle violence against women and child marriage.

Impacted by flooding in India, residents received chlorine tablets along with buckets from Oxfam | photo: Oxfam India

Climate change has affected the normally predictable seasons in this part of the world. The monsoons last longer, are larger and, in 2017, were accompanied by Cyclone Mora.

Sarah, the chairperson of a handicrafts group in Bidibidi refugee setttlement, uses a microphone to call women to join her group. Photo: Kieran Doherty/Oxf

In Uganda’s Bidibidi refugee resettlement camp, one woman is helping others make money—and heal—through a jewellery-making group.    

Rajiah, 46,  fled violence near her home in Myanmar 6 months ago, with her younger daughter, who is 15 years old.

Rajiah is one of close to one million Rohingya people who fled violence in Myanmar, crossing the border into Bangladesh. Raijah is now using her skills and experience from her past to help provide information and support to the pregnant women in her refugee camp.

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