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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.
As the world is gearing up to mobilize its resources for effective recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, a large part of the world, especially the developing nations remain under lockdowns in various forms, with marginalized populations coming under increased risk from the Covid-19 disease, and lack...
Urban wastes from the upstream and Mymensingh City Corporation have contributed to a dramatic decline in the health of the Old Bramhaputra.
Women’s Unpaid and Underpaid Work in the Times of Covid-19
As Covid-19 grips the world, market economy have shuttered, schools have closed, and nearly half of the global population is confined to their homes. Yet millions of care workers step out every day to keep the lights on and support those in need, for very low wages.
Oxfam in Asia is Changing How We Work, But Not What We Stand For
COVID-19 is rapidly deteriorating our finances, accelerating the pace of change, and forcing us to make the toughest, most painful decisions we’ve ever had to take in much less time as we would have wanted.
COVID-19: Imminent crisis for riverine communities in South Asia.
As the Coronavirus pandemic unfurls with an increasing number of cases and rising death toll, it underlines the imminent crisis facing the most vulnerable communities in river basins of South and Southeast Asia

It hasn't been long that I have been advocating for river governance. Having grown up in an urban city like Dhaka, I had a minimal connection with rivers. So, let alone thinking of river governance, I had a little knowledge and idea about the geography and character of rivers. However, as a part...

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