Empowering women to engage effectively in governance
Sharing here a powerful 5minute (or long version available if you’re 40mins keen....!) interview with Hala Al-Karib, feminist activist and Regional Director of the Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA Network).
In October 2020, Hala joined a FEMNET & Oxfam joint feminist advocacy and influencing workshop to share her reflections, learning and advice on the feminist what, WHY and how of highly-effective community-based…Continue
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Full statement here: https://undocs.org/E/CN.6/2021/NGO/83 ;
Oxfam affirms that the substantive representation and participation of women
in all their diversity in public decision-making is critical for social progress, and the
fulfilment of human rights for all. Women have long organised and led environmental,
social justice, peace, labour and political movements to provide…
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Powerful new Oxfam training of trainers manual in support of Transformative Leadership for African Women's Land Rights programme.
OXFAM together with its partners has developed a Training of Trainers (ToT) manual on Transformative Leadership for Women’s Land Rights (TLWR) as a product of a European Union (EU)…Continue
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Consultancy: Understanding perceptions, norms & systems influencing formal voting patterns & impacts on Kenyan women’s leadership
Oxfam in Kenya is inviting applications from suitable consultants/consultancy firms to undertake evidence-based research analysis to understand the perceptions, norms and systems influencing formal voting patterns and its impact on women’s participation in political leadership using a gender transformative…Continue
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Oxfam, CAWTER and live at the Tunisia Annual Forum on Gender Equality 2019: Transformative Approaches for Collective Feminist Leadership to Achieve SDGs Goals
This is time of acute inequalities, the rise of anti-rights movements, shrinking civic spaces and the…Continue
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“We have demonstrated that we women are also capable. We can also plan for the future and ride bikes just like men. In construction work we make bricks or collect water. Now we are doing development work.” TLWR School…Continue
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Have you ever felt like no one's listening to you? Do you think it's fair...? No Oxfam doesn't either. That's why Raising Her Voice http://www.oxfam.org.uk/raisinghervoice Oxfam's global programme of work to support women's political voice, participation and…Continue
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To celebrate International Women’s Day 2017, Oxfam's Regional Gender Justice Programme launched Manarat(Lighthouse), a digital comic campaign to tell the stories of Pioneer Women from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region who have contributed to their societies or excelled in their fields.
The campaign aimed at…Continue
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"We take this opportunity to share…Continue
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Roots Lab is an exciting new social innovation lab for young women’s rights, created in partnership with FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund, Global Fund for Women, Oxfam, and the Young Foundation. Chloe Safier takes us through how and why it came about......
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Short-term Consultancy - March 2017
The GADN Women’s Participation and Leadership (WPL) working group is seeking a short-term consultant to support the working group in the development of a ‘Practitioners Guidance Note’ around Gender in Political Analysis and Politically-smart Programming, aiming to ground future sector practice around political analysis and politically-smart programming in a better understanding of women’s political…Continue
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The complex threats to women’s rights today, particularly in societies dealing with conflict, poverty, and inequality, requires a critical mass of feminist leaders to lead the way in shifting oppressive power dynamics that keep harmful systems in place.
Women’s organizations and movements are creating alternative models, ones…Continue
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“There are 22 in our council. We women are only 8…but the men are noisy but not effective. If men are not accounting, we will. We’re showing a different way of doing things.” Councillor, Kitgum, Northern Uganda
Oxfam’ believes that women’s own agency is central to achieving lasting change at all levels - in households, communities, businesses, and decision-making spaces across the world. Our ‘Gender Justice’ work – in Africa and…Continue
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For all French speakers amongst you....this article from Oxfam's Lana programme (meaning "ours" in Arabic) currently being supported in Lebanon, Jordan, and Northern Iraq.
Lana aims to increase women’s meaningful participation in the way decisions are made in the home, community, and wider society (so the private and public spheres) with…Continue
Added by Emily Brown on June 12, 2015 at 10:49 — No Comments
Women’s participation in national politics across the Middle East and North Africa is the LOWEST in the world. But there are women who want to make change happen and want to actively engage in political and civic life throughout the region. Where women have been involved as such – social, economic and political gender inequality has reduced. …Continue
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Raising Her Voice friends and family may recognise Gladys Lanza - a Honduran feminist activist and representative of Visitacion Padilla, our long-time women's rights partner in Honduras.
Gladys was recently found guilty of defamation - for defending a woman who accused a well-connected government official of sexual harassment. "The verdict is aimed at sending a powerful message to all defenders of women’s rights in the country: “If you don’t want to be prosecuted, stay…Continue
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Friends and members of this online community may remember the small contribution that RHV funding and our solidarity made to the Nigerian women's movement's Herculean efforts to progress the Violence Against Peoples Prohibition Bill through the courts.
Today, the campaign is asking for you help to call upon the Nigerian Senate to pass the Bill through its final…Continue
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Helpful overview from the Overseas Development Institute of key development theories and concepts shaping women's empowerment thinking today and how these are put into action.....a good reminder for all of us and useful sections for sharing with non-gender colleagues (plus a great bibliography!)
- Women’s empowerment is a process of personal and social change through which they gain power, meaningful choices and control over their…Continue
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