COVID-19

International humanitarian and development organization Oxfam urges the senate to put a gender lens on the measures being undertaken by various government agencies to address the specific and disproportionate impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women and girls, and marginalized sectors.
International humanitarian and development organization Oxfam urges the senate to put a gender lens on the measures being undertaken by various government agencies to address the specific and disproportionate impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women and girls, and marginalized sectors.
The People's Vaccine Campaign: #AskTheCEOs of big pharma
Ahead of shareholder meetings for the giant pharmaceutical corporations, the People’s Vaccine Alliance calculates that Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca have paid out $26 billion in dividends and stock buybacks to their shareholders in the past 12 months. This would be enough to pay to...
Norhaimin Omar, a youth MMH champion, teaches students the importance of cleanliness in Dar Al-Ziker Holy Qur'an Memorization Center at Shariff Saydona Mustapha, Maguindanao. (Photo: Princess Taroza/Oxfam)
Norhaimin's barangay, a conflict-affected area in Shariff Saydona Mustapha (SSM), Maguindanao, does not have access to hygiene facilities, such as handwashing and comfort rooms. It is a designated evacuation area for families caught in between war among armed groups
Ibrahim Mantikayan, one of the MMH champions, takes care of his two-year-old son, Datu Nursalam Mantikayan at Sultan sa Barongis, Maguindanao. (Photo: Princess Taroza/Oxfam)
When Ibrahim's wife sought work opportunities abroad, he carried the challenges of being the primary caretaker of his two-year-old son, Datu Nursalam, alongside with doing most household chores such as doing the laundry, meal preparation, and washing the dishes.
Jehana Pagabangan, one of the Mum's Magic Hands (MMH) champions, teaches Mamami Piang the proper handwashing in Sultan sa Barongis, Maguindanao. (Photo: Princess Tarroza/Oxfam)
Gloria, 19, is processing her passport and work papers in Metro Manila when the Philippine Government declared a nationwide lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At a young age, she seeks work opportunities abroad to support her two-year-old son and her parents.
Bai, HBCC Stigma Stories (Illustration: Vina Salazar/Oxfam)
Thirty-two-year-old Bai was supposed to fly abroad for work when the Philippine Government declared a country-wide lockdown including the temporary suspension of thousands of international and domestic flights. Bai had prepared for her departure for a long time, but all of her plans took a sudden...
Ben, HBCC Stigma Stories (Illustration: Vina Salazar/Oxfam)
Ben, 36, is a community organizer with an NGO helping people find jobs and creating sources of income in his hometown, Cotabato City. When the pandemic began, his role shifted to mobilizing Barangays (townships) to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus through hygiene awareness sessions that...
Stitching Up the Economic Wound of COVID-19: The Women Sewers of Kamuning Public Market
The Kamuning Public Market was closed last March when an enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) was declared to slow the spread of COVID-19. Only food vendors were allowed to sell. Seamstresses like 61-year-old Lina Arroyo had to stay at home--a mandate she found hard to follow.
Lynda, HBCC Stigma Stories (Illustration: Vina Salazar/Oxfam)
Thoughts of loneliness and anxiety ran through Lynda’s mind as she volunteered herself to enter into self-isolation. What transpired not only disrupted her work, but meant not being able to attend to the child she was breastfeeding.
The COVID-19 Roadblock: Community quarantines isolated communities but cut farmers off from markets and consumers
The COVID-19 Roadblock: Community quarantines isolated communities but cut farmers off from markets and consumers

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