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Women’s rights to participation and representation in all spheres of life is vital in fully realizing their role as agents and beneficiaries of development.
Oxfam volunteer Zahid Hossain, age 20, talking to Abdul Malek, age 80, about the precautions elderly people should take to prevent Covid-19. Cox’s Bazar refugee camp, Bangladesh. Photo: Fabeha Monir
Around the world, the Coronavirus pandemic has upended lives and forced communities to adapt to new ways of working. The situation is no different for humanitarian contexts like Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh—where refugees are taking on innovative new approaches to combat the virus. Cox’s Bazar is home...
“Youth voices are crucial” is a popular statement that we hear in different spaces. As existing as it is, it is also puzzling that we do not yet have enough in seeking out their perspectives. It is even more so in the arena of water governance that has many complexities. National and international...
This blog draws from my journey and observations while writing the dissertation "Transboundary Water Governance in context of Mahakali River Basin" which was supervised by Deep Narayan Shah, PhD and co-supervised by Ramesh Raj Pant, PhD at Central Department of Environmental Science, Tribhuvan...
Clean Water and Sanitation for all, as contained under Goal 6, is one of the most essential element of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established in 2015. It successfully captures the very essence of the entire Agenda for Sustainable Development in that it attempts to attain sustainable...
There is no shortage of strong women in agriculture, but there is a need to surface their contributions and talk about issues from their perspective.
Refugees on the Frontlines
Strong refugee leadership is even more essential during the COVID-19 pandemic when humanitarian activities have been reduced to prevent transmission of the virus.
Women at work deserve better from governments and businesses
As governments and businesses grapple with responses and recovery, another harsh reality stands out: The pandemic has revealed and increased the vulnerabilities faced by women at work. It has underlined the need for meaningful and lasting solutions.
Rethinking business and human rights in transboundary river governance in South Asia
While the need for recognizing and upholding human rights in transboundary river governance systems has been highlighted, ways businesses impact human rights in these systems is least explored.
Oxfam - Nepal - Citizen Science - Building Evidence
When informed citizens become active advocates, it can create windows for change and strong political will for improved policies. In Nepal’s Mahakali region, women in communities are helping gather scientific data and build evidence to inform better policies for water-related issues.

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