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E.g., 02/26/2021
E.g., 02/26/2021
House-to-house card distribution in Brgy. Bugak (Photo: Myleen Ogana/PDRRN)
Initial evidence from the B-READY (Building Resilient, Adaptive andDisaster Ready Communities) Project indicates that strategic investments in preparedness activities could result in lesser spending on recovery efforts, as well as improve the disaster-vulnerable population’s capacity to manage...
Elizabeth Asanion, 45, wears her protective goggles during a relief operation conducted by Community Organizers Multiversity, with support from Oxfam Philippines, titled Care4Wife: COVID-19 Assistance and Response to Emergency Needs for Women in Informal Economy in Namapa Compound, Barangay North Fairview in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. 9 June 2020. (Original photo by Basilio Sepe, illustrated by Vina Salazar)
In this briefing note, Nastasia L. Tysmans highlights four key insights from the report which ought to urge us even more to integrate practices of solidarity into ongoing efforts to respond to COVID-19. It’s not too late to implement a gender-sensitive and effective decision-making strategy to...
Elizabeth Asanion, 45, wears her protective goggles during a relief operation in partnership with Oxfam Philippines titled Care4Wife: COVID-19 Assistance and Response to Emergency Needs for Women in Informal Economy in Namapa Compound, Barangay North Fairview in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. PHOTO: Basilio Sepe/Oxfam
Global and national strategic plans for COVID-19 preparedness and response must be grounded in strong gender analysis and inclusive representations in decision making and implementation measures to create effective, equitable policies and strong COVID-19 key interventions.
Tanumbay, 22, from Maguindanao got married at age 10 to a man 20 years older than her. ‘I didn’t want to marry, but I had no choice. It was my father’s wish before he died,’ she said. Tanumbay was 12 years old when she gave birth to her eldest son. Now, she has five children. Tanumbay never experienced going to school because of poverty. Photo: April Abello-Bulanadi/Oxfam
In the Philippines, poor sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of women and girls is a grave public health challenge: one in five girls is a mother by age 19, two-thirds of women are not using any form of birth control, and more than a third of women’s pregnancies are unwanted.
It is almost cliché to say that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. But it is a socio-economic reality that cannot be ignored. In the Philippines, statistics show that the number of billionaires and the wealth they accumulate is constantly rising while more and more people are living in...
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