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Women Empowerment

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.
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.
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.

I am sitting in the Secretariat room of the Women and Rivers Congress here in Nagarkot, Nepal and I have snatched 5 minutes to reflect on why I am here and what is about to happen. It’s the last few hours before the Congress officially starts and over 95 women participants (with a few male...

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