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Bertha Zapeta and Mérida Cacao. Photo: Oxfam
Blog channel: Gender Justice

Raising Her Voice works in 17 countries to promote the rights and ability of poor women to increase their influence and ensure their voices are heard so that those in power – from village leaders to politicians and lawmakers – become more accountable to them. Jenny Enarsson reports on a meeting of the Latin American Raising Her Voice participants.

“Female Food Heroes 2012” competition launches in Tanzania
Blog channel: GROW

The harmonies of singing women filled the air in Iyenge village as Esther Jerome, Anna Oloshuro and Mwandiwe Makame kicked off the celebrations to launch the 2012 Mama Shujaa Wa Chakula – Tanzania’s “Female Food Hero.”

This national ‘reality TV-style’ competition aims to raise awareness of the incredible achievements of female food producers across the country, whose contributions to society often go unrecognized.

Jim Clarken sits among women at Shaheen
Blog channel: Gender Justice

Despite progressive legislation on women’s rights the reality in rural communities in India is far different. Jim Clarken, Executive Director of Oxfam Ireland, visited Hyderabad and met some inspirational women from Oxfam partners combating the exploitation and abuse of women.


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