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women leader, water governance, Salween River

But despite these challenges, Daw Aye didn’t give up. She did her best to ignore the abuse and focused instead on helping others in her community.

When she connected with KMF in 2014, things really started to turn around.

Oxfam partners with KMF in Myanmar to implement the Water...

Oxfam in Asia - Op-ed - AMCDRR 2018

To protect the future of Asia, leaders attending the 8th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) in Mongolia this week should strengthen the ability of local organizations and communities to deal with disasters, invest in social safety...

Oxfam in Asia - Mekong Water Governance - Less Fishes to Catch in Srepok River

The recent drop in the fish catch in Srepok river, a major tributary of the Mekong river, causes struggle to the livelihoods of fisherfolk in Lumphat village of Ratanakiri, Cambodia. Oxfam works with local partners to help communities, share knowledge, and provide opportunities...

Oxfam in Asia - Sri Lanka - Helping Rice Farmers Cope with Natural Disasters - Weather Index Insurance

In Eastern Sri Lanka, natural disasters like floods and droughts often damage or destroy the harvests of rice farmers. For a majority of them, paddy cultivation is their only income, and this climate-sensitive crop relies on the availability of right amount of water and sunshine.

Oxfam in Asia - Philippines - Womens Work? Challenging Gender Roles in the Philippines

Oxfam and Unilever, with its Surf laundry brand, have a partnership supporting the Women’s Empowerment and Care initiative (WE-Care) to challenge notions about unpaid care work, making it clear that care and domestic work, makes a valuable contribution to society and should be shared work, thus...

Oxfam in Asia - Pakistan - Hakim Mai, An Inspiring Climate Change Fighter

Meet Hakim Mai, a 27 year old mother of two small children living in the Multan District of the Punjab Province in Pakistan....

Oxfam in Asia - Myanmar - Livelihoods in Peril: Fisherfolk and Farmers in Salween River Industrial Projects

Oxfam and its partner Karen Environment and Social Action Network (KESAN) visited some of the villages along Salween River, to hear from community leaders how the industrial projects – which are being developed along the banks of the river – are affecting their lives....

Oxfam in Asia - Cambodia - Five Year Social Protection Program

Oxfam in Cambodia launches Inclusive and Equitable Social Protection for Marginalized Workers in ASEAN Program aimed to promote decent work, reduce poverty, and increase inclusive development....

Oxfam in Asia - Cambodia - Building Community Fisheries to Safeguard Livelihood and Fish Stocks

A mega hydropower dam on a fragile river in norther Cambodia threatens fish stocks and the indigenous communities that depend on them.