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Date: Mar 2012

18 Articles

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Women filtering honey at the Agunta Primary Cooperative at Dangla. Credit: Tom Pietrasik/Oxfam

Forget the Apprentice: women using business as a force for change

Gender & Development editor Caroline Sweetman on the inspirational stories of social enterprise supporting women's empowerment in the business and enterprise issue of the journal. ...

Congo: Trying to build security where fear prevails

Eastern Congo is supposed to be at peace. But life for civilians in Mweso health zone, Masisi territory, North Kivu, is anything but peaceful. Although a peace agreement was signed three years...

Nidhi Tandon

The road to Rio +20: women and the green economy

What will Rio+20 mean for the many millions of poor women across the world, struggling with the effects of poverty, climate change, and environmental degradation? Nidhi Tandon, Gender & Development...

Women collecting sticks in Tajikstan. Credit: Andy Hall/Oxfam.

The impact of the economic crisis on women – two years on

Two years after Gender & Development published a special issue on the economic crisis, Ruth Pearson provides an update and calls for people to share their experiences. ...

Rajamma by an Oxfam water tank in Kollam, India. Credit: Rajendra Shaw/Oxfam

World Water Day: how we're tackling the lack of sanitation faced by 2.6 billion people

Nearly 800 million people lack access to water and 2.6 billion to sanitation. Addressing the disparity in water and sanitation coverage is crucial to Oxfam's work, whether in humanitarian...

Installing the 'Protector' at Longtech, Kenya. Credit: Brian McSorley/Oxfam

Making lake water safe to drink – an innovative approach to tackling fluorosis

Oxfam is working with US engineers to develop a pioneering desalination solution in order to prive safe drinking water in rural Kenya. Brian McSorley reports on the pilot, in the last of his blog...

Solar-powered water pump in Turkana. Credit: Brian McSorley/Oxfam

Solar power – can it out-perform diesel when pumping water?

Brian McSorley on an Oxfam solar water pumping programme in arid northern Kenya that is testing - and sometimes overturning - assumptions about solar power, and finding that for many communities,...

Houses in Toxteth, Liverpool, Karen Robinson/Oxfam.

This budget is more of the same, and that’s bad news for poverty

It's been billed as a 'Robin Hood' budget but, as Moussa Haddad reports, today's budget does little to help the poorest in society who have been hit the hardest by the cuts to welfare...

Evans Garcon washes in a community water tap, set up with support from Oxfam, in Cap Haitien. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Water: time for solutions that focus on sanitation and not just access

Leslie Morris-Iveson reports on the World Water Forum, which took place in Marseille last week, and the news that the MDG on access to water has been reached early. But is it time to celebrate? ...

Jitegemee pilot

Jitegemee – using innovation to tackle the urban sanitation challenge

In the run up to World Water Day, Brian McSorley reports on an innovative approach to sanitation in informal urban environments.   ...