In our frontline work, Oxfam has seen the impact of rampant and horrifying abuse against women and girls in the countries where we work. Beatings. Rape. Dowry murder. Torture. Child marriage. And we MUST change that.
In Dachi Nkali municipality, Kathmandu valley, groups of 30 women were paid 575 rupees per day (total of 8600 rupees) for 15 days work rebuilding a collapsed irrigation channel which had provided their community’s crops which water.
Eliza is a chef and mother of four. She worked with Oxfam in Melut state, Upper Nile, from 2014 until Oxfam completed the program in 2015. Eliza was forced leave her home, friends and family members in Melut when the fighting drew too close.
In the photo, members of a local women’s rights committee discussing the impact the co-ed committees and workshops on gender equality and violence against women have had on their communities.Photo credit: Melanie Gallant / Oxfam.