Asia

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's Human Rights & Business: What ASEAN governments and businesses can do to support gender equality and the empowerment of women in the workplace
How ASEAN States and businesses can use the gender lens to ensure that policies and practices create an enabling environment for gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Stormy skies over Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar.
Cyclone Amphan, the strongest ever cyclone recorded over the Bay of Bengal, is expected to hit north-east India and Bangladesh on Wednesday, 20 May threatening millions of people in vulnerable communities already affected by Covid-19 outbreaks and lockdown.
Ideas for a Pro-Poor and Pro-Women Approach to COVID-19
Economic and gender inequalities play out in a public health crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic. How can local governments respond with a pro-poor, pro-women approach? Here's a personal opinion piece by our regional director, Lan Mercado.
Time to care and build a fairer Asia
Care work is work that’s essential for our societies to survive, prosper and grow. It is the hidden engine that runs our economies.
Journalism for an Equitable Asia Award 2020
Journalism for an Equitable Asia Award aims to recognize them and encourage more journalists to write for a fairer Asia that works for all its people.
Oxfam in Cambodia - Chhin Saren
An integrated approach to a family farm increases income and turns a shy farmer into a teacher for the community By Chris Hufstader | June 2019 In the dry winter months in Pursat province, the rice fields lie flat, brown, and barren, and the wind whips dust around. Under the bright-blue, sunny...
Oxfam in Asia - Rice Report Blog 2019
90 percent of the world’s rice is grown in Asia, but things are getting worse for the 400 million rice farmers in the region.
Urgent action needed for Asia's rice farmers
The Asian rice sector is in a deep crisis with worsening inequality and declining productivity according to a new report by Oxfam in Asia — ‘Unfair Harvest- State of Rice in Asia’.
Unfair Harvest: The State of Rice in Asia
Small-scale producers grow most of the rice in Asia. They play a significant role in providing food security, jobs and income across the region, but worsening inequality in food value chains and the crippling impacts of climate change are leaving rice farming systems at a critical juncture.

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