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Ghodrah and Taqeyah fill their jerrycans from the Oxfam water distribution point in Al-Dukm village, Lahj governorate. Credit: Omar Algunaid/Oxfam, April 2017
A moving first-hand account of the effects of the terrible conflict Yemen has been suffering for the past few years, but a call to remain hopeful, however, that peace will arise after the war’s darkness. This entry posted by Sajjad Mohammad Sajid, Oxfam Yemen’s Country Director, on 12 June 2017.
Right now, women and girls in Papua New Guinea are experiencing horrific violence and brutality as part of their everyday lives.
With the help of generous supporters like you, Oxfam is working to end the suffering of women and girls throughout the Pacific and all across the world. Your gift could help pay for straight-forward measures like safe houses, where women and their children can escape violence.
You can help give women in places like Papua New Guinea the chance to put violence behind them and begin to live safer, happier lives.
The 2013 elections helped to restore constitutional order in Mali and marked the start of a period of hope for peace, stability and development. The challenge is now to respond to the Malian people's desire for improved governance. The new government must, therefore, strive to ensure equitable development, increase citizen participation, in particular women's political participation, while improving access to justice and promoting reconciliation.
Progress on development, reconciliation, and justice too slow in Mali as two-year anniversary of coup approaches
Mali is in danger of frittering away the opportunity to tackle corruption and stamp out the abuse of power by officials as democracy returns to the country, two years on from the 2012 coup.
In a small compound outside Kabul, a group of men and women have come together. They gather with the hope of creating a generation of Afghans who can grow up in a country without violence and conflict.
At the end of August 2008, Oxfam partner organisation Kup Women for Peace hosted the first long distance running event ever held in their remote region of the Papua New Guinea Highlands. The 30km race (approximately – no one could be sure) across mountainous terrain was inspired by Team PNG's success in winning Oxfam Trailwalker 2008 in Taupo.
Following 10 years of violent civil unrest in Bougainville, in which tens of thousands of lives were lost and traditional life on the island of Bougainville was destroyed, one community in central Bougainville has brought together past enemies to work to mend relationships and to rebuild their community.