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Empowering poor women to engage effectively in governance. Visit the Raising Her Voice online community.
All around the world women's voices are absent from the many places and spaces in which the decisions that affect their everyday lives are made. Oxfam aims to change this by strengthening the way in which women's individual and collective voices influence decisions about services, investments, policies and legal frameworks so that worldwide, those in power, from village leaders to politicians and law-makers, become more accountable to them.
From 2008-2013, the global Raising Her Voice programme, supported projects in 17 countries to enable over 1 million women to take part in, shape and monitor the decisions that most affect their lives. Although formal funding for RHV ended in March 2013, we're continuing to work on women's political rights and empowerment worldwide. You can help us to to continue to raise women's voices today.
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The following points give just a flavour of Raising Her Voice's numerous combined achievements and impacts, and shares highlights from our summary evaluation.
Between 2008 and 2013 Raising Her Voice worked in 17 countries alongside 45 local partners, 141 community activists groups and over 1,005 coalition members. The programme was funded by the UK government's Governance and Transparency Fund.
Gambia, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda
Nepal, Indonesia and Pakistan
Bolivia, Guatemala, Honduras and Chile
Albania and Armenia
• Case studies from Gambia and Honduras
• Videos from Honduras and Pakistan
Why women should have an equal say in decision making and how it can happen.
Tika Darlami from Nepal tells her story, illustrating the life changing power of the Raising Her Voice programme - all in under 3 minutes.
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