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E.g., 08/09/2022
E.g., 08/09/2022
Climate stories remain underreported in the Philippines. When newsrooms tackle climate issues, it’s always because of an intense weather disturbance battering the country. But it’s common knowledge that climate change is more than the weather.
Illustrated by Irish Flores
After years in revolutionary struggle, how can the Bangsamoro Islamic Women Auxiliary Brigade (BIWAB) reintegrate meaningfully into society? After years of living in conflict, how are the needs of civilian Bangsamoro being addressed?
A woman pushes a wooden cart used to carry water containers in Salcedo, Eastern Samar (Photo: Jed Regala/Oxfam)
As the Philippines approaches upper-middle-income status, it continues to face the challenge of fighting poverty and economic and gender inequalities, while also confronting COVID-19.
We at Oxfam Pilipinas dream of and work towards a future free from poverty and injustice. We strive to keep women’s rights at the heart of everything we do. Thank you to our partners, supporters, and donors who make this possible.
Spouses Romulo and Pastora Samson share care responsibilities at a local river and public laundry site in Barangay Santo Nino, Quinapondan, Eastern Samar. Access to clean water is a challenge for their community of farmers and fisherfolk because they need to take several trips to the river to bathe, collect water for the household, or wash their clothes. Now, with their local government recently enacting an ordinance on unpaid care work, their barangay must provide them with easier access to a safer water s
In the Philippines, a country extremely vulnerable to natural hazards and climate-related disasters, which exacerbate poverty and preexisting social vulnerabilities, women and girls do up to five to six times as much unpaid care and domestic work as men.
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