Publications

E.g., 03/08/2021
E.g., 03/08/2021
Volunteers help unload food packages at an Oxfam food distribution site in Herat, 2020. Photo: Kiana Hayeri
Afghanistan is a complex and fragile environment with natural and man-made disasters exacerbated by protracted conflicts at local and national levels. It is ranked as the least peaceful country in the world 2 , while also facing serious humanitarian concerns – growing food insecurity, recurring...
This report is concerned with the indigenous women and their relationship with water governance practices in the transboundary basin shared by India and Bangladesh. The focus is on select indigenous communities residing along the Meghna basin, and an attempt is undertaken to understand what ‘water...
In March 2019, International Rivers and partners convened the inaugural global Women and Rivers Congress in Nepal. This brought together close to 100 women from more than 30 countries to celebrate the fundamental roles women play in defending and stewarding freshwater resources, and to ignite...
Financial Flow in Agriculture
The increasing integration of ASEAN markets, as envisioned by the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), has opened new opportunities for investment and trade in the region. ASEAN’s combined GDP of US$ 2.6 trillion is the third largest economy in Asia and the seventh largest in the world in 2014, which...
Unpaid care and Domestic work
Unpaid care and domestic work (UCDW) is one of the most persistent and systemic barriers to achieving gender equality and women’s economic empowerment. Hence, it is important for the ASEAN and its member-states to regulate and oversee policy legislation and investments in programs and services that...
A small mechanized boat carries local trade commodities in Dhubri, Assam. Photo: Sailendra Yashwant/ Oxfam India
Trade through inland waterways using small mechanised boats offers a source of livelihood for small traders and riverine communities. The current renewed focus on inland waterways in both Bangladesh and India as alternative trade routes to enhance bilateral trade presents good opportunities to...
The Mahakali river, Nepal. Photo: Oxfam in Nepal
TROSA began work in the Mahakali basin in 2017 with local partners (NEEDS, RUDWUC, RUDES, and Sankalpa) with the aim of increasing access, rights to and control of water resources of the local riparian communities. The project envisaged positive change at national levels to be stimulated by...
Local women from TROSA supported Women Empowerment Centers (WECs) test the water quality of the Mahakali river in far-western Nepal. Photo: Kamal Rawal RUWDUC Nepal
Across South Asia’s transboundary river basins – the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM), and the Salween in Myanmar, we supported projects bringing together civil society, the scientific community, and policymakers to collaborate in novel ways to inform river governance related policies. At the center...
All over South Asia's river basins women are coming forward to participate in decision making processes.
Women can play a critical role in water resource management. However, getting beyond gender obstacles in water resource management remains difficult. Women in South Asia, particularly in Ganga- Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) basins, play a critical role in providing, managing, and safeguarding water...
Youths celebrate the World Water Day in Chandpur, Bangladesh. Photo: Masud Al Mamun/ CNRS/Oxfam
South Asia is home to one-fifth (19%) of the world's youth, and regional youth unemployment stands at 11% (according to UN DESA Youth report). There is growing evidence that climatic variability impacts water availability and quality – which jeopardizes social stability and jobs for the youth...
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