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Advancing women’s rights has seen many gains in the Philippines; yet many women continue to experience multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination and oppression. These are magnified during humanitarian emergencies.
Marianita assists her 86-year-old mother in taking her medicines.
I learned the importance of saving from experiencing medical emergencies in our family. Now, I am glad that we are provided with a very accessible and better way to safe keep our money”, shares Marianita Magtarayo, a mother of three.
Women of Marawi
Eight months after the conflict erupted in Marawi, the pursuit of recovery remains a long-term endeavor. While needs of displaced families are continually being addressed by government and humanitarian actors, a big number of the displaced population continue to face difficult conditions.
Because carers need care too: Camp managers who are evacuees themselves participate in psychosocial sessions organised by United Youth of the Philippines - Women with support from Oxfam.
A diarrhea outbreak hit parts of Catanduanes in November 2016. After the onslaught of Typhoon Nina, residents and local officials fear that the cases could recur, and even get worse. Back in November, more than 100 cases were recorded in the entire province. One of the worst outbreaks happened in...
A Typhoon Haiyan survivor shares the challenges of providing for the family after the typhoon and providing for his family after the storm.
Super Typhoon Haiyan or Yolanda as it was locally called was such a tragedy with its massive scale of destruction, displacement and even death. But for some, it was an opportunity to rise up to the challenge that freedom facilitates. However difficult dealing with Haiyan’s aftermath may be,...
How are survivors doing three years after the storm? These are their stories.
Charito, 34 years old, from Barangay Bagumbayan in Sultan Kudarat tries for the first time   precision seeding taught at the organic farming demonstration farm.(Photo: Genevive Estacaan/Oxfam)
Someone has told me that there is a seminar about organic farming so I was very interested toattend. I wanted to know how I can reap more harvest without using much seeds. I also wanted to learn to make my own fertilizers. We have been using urea and it costs us a lot. Each sack costs 940 PHP (20...