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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.

Paulina Sibanda’s husband, Opheus Dube, stands outside their home in Zvishevane region, Zimbabwe with their daughter

Opheus is taking a big step to end extreme poverty by changing attitudes about unpaid care work in his community. 

 

A Mother and daughter stand in front of shelters at the Fadhigaab IDP camp, Sool region, Somaliland.

Heather Patterson, Oxfam Humanitarian Program Officer, recounts her experience on a field visit to Somaliland. Somaliland suffered from severe drought in 2017, which left millions hungry and without access to clean and safe water.

Oxfam International Executive Director Winnie Byanyima (right) at the G7 Ministerial meetings in Whistler. (Photo: Diana Sarosi | Oxfam Canada)

 

Every day brings with it a rousing success or a crushing setback in our fight for equal rights. One fight Oxfam International's Executive Director Winnie Byanyima has been focusing her efforts on is the global economic model that’s absolutely rigged against women....

Mamata sitting with her son in Sindhupalchok province, Nepal.

On April 25, 2015, a massive 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal that left nearly 9,000 people dead and destroyed or damaged more than 850,000 homes. Three years on, Oxfam continues to work in the affected communities, to rebuild lives and help people recover their livelihoods.

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