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Rohainie is a member of Linding Kokalombayan, a group of young women in Lanao Del Sur province and Marawi City campaigning against child, early and forced marriages in BARMM. (Photo: Ferdinandh Cabrera/Oxfam)
Marriage between relatives is preferred since it is assumed that it helps tighten relationships among clans and that it can prevent feuds and misunderstandings between erstwhile warring clans, explained Roconsalam who is a leader of the Women’s Association on Turmeric Production.
Asliah Lomangco works on her sewing machine. She is part of the Creating Spaces Project which supports single mothers like Asliah who survived child, early and forced marriage. (Photo: Ferdinandh Cabrera/Oxfam) 
In 2017, Asliah and her family lost almost everything in a huge fire that gutted their house and dozens others in Campo Ranao, Marawi City, Lanao del Sur.In 2017, Asliah and her family lost almost everything in a huge fire that gutted their house and dozens others in Campo Ranao, Marawi City, Lanao...
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A new international Oxfam report shows an increase in gender-based violence (GBV) during the COVID-19 pandemic around the world amid the lack of action of governments. The report, The Ignored Pandemic: The Dual Crisis of Gender-Based Violence and COVID-19, showed the number of calls made by...
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