COVID-19

Sarah Dilangelan, President of the Women’s Federation of Datu Abdullah Sangki, Maguindanao, shows the finished Inaul gown to the two women in Datu Abdullah Sangki, Maguindanao. These women are part of the cash-for-work support program by Oxfam and Rural Development Institute of Sultan Kudarat, with the support from The People of Government and Japan and UN Women. (Photo: Princess Tarroza/Oxfam)
Ma. Victoria R. Raquiza of Social Watch Philippines wrote this opinion piece to emphasize the vital role of social policies, especially for the poorest and most vulnerable families reeling from the impact of the pandemic. Raquiza shared her reflections during the webinar organized by Oxfam...
Under the scorching heat, a lady holding a megaphone with a loudspeaker beside her goes around Datu Abdullah Sangki (DAS), Maguindanao in a tricycle. The lady informs the residents of the importance of face masks, face shields, proper handwashing, and social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. She also plays the rekorida, a mobile live public announcement platform, about COVID-19 safety protocols and shared unpaid care and domestic work around their community.
Under the scorching heat, a lady holding a megaphone with a loudspeaker beside her goes around Datu Abdullah Sangki (DAS), Maguindanao in a tricycle. The lady informs the residents of the importance of face masks, face shields, proper handwashing, and social distancing to prevent the spread of...
Sarah Dilangalen, Women’s Federation President of Datu Abdullah Sangki, Maguindanao supervises two women on sewing Inaul face masks. (Photo: Princess Taroza/Oxfam)
Sarah, 61, discovered her interest in sewing at the age of nine with the inspiration and guidance of her skilled dressmaker mother. In a family of eight in Datu Abdullah Sangki (DAS), Maguindanao, Sarah and her mother are the only ones who love tailoring.
There were no mourners when they buried her. There were no flowers and there was no coffin, only a black body bag. Patricia died just exactly how she lived – abandoned.
There were no mourners when they buried her. There were no flowers and there was no coffin, only a black body bag. Patricia died just exactly how she lived – abandoned.
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...

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