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E.g., 12/06/2020
E.g., 12/06/2020
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...
The past year was truly like no other. The tail end of the fiscal year saw the beginnings of lockdowns; disruptions of global and local supply chains; and changes — both big and small — to our everyday lives. Through it all, Oxfam Pilipinas remained committed to our mandate of providing life-saving...
Local humanitarian actors are on the brink of what could be a revolutionary movement in the global humanitarian space, which is still dominated by huge and powerful international players. In the Philippines, this movement started way before the Typhoon Haiyan catastrophe of 2013. For many...
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