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January 16, 2012
Kitchen table coffee is helping women in remote Papua.
November 7, 2011
Oxfam's report highlights why action must be taken against sorcery accusations in Papua New Guinea.
October 30, 2011
The Highlands Region of Papua New Guinea has a new network of women fighting for human rights. Key women leaders from the seven Highlands provinces in Papua New Guinea, all of whom are fighting to defend human rights in their region, joined together in March 2011 to form The Highlands Women’s Human Rights Network (HWHRN). Together, the women are working to promote peace, economic, social and gender justice in the Highlands.
October 1, 2011
Many farmers in the Pacific have long used organic farming methods, but without official certification, they are unable to sell their produce as organic on the global market. With Oxfam’s help, Farm Support Association (FSA) in Vanuatu is enabling more growers to enter the lucrative global market in organics, which provides them with a much better price for their produce and the chance to improve life for themselves and their families. FSA is currently working with small-scale farmers growing vanilla, ginger and other spices.
September 9, 2011
A special partnership between Oxfam, Women in Business Development Inc. (WIBDI) and All Good Bananas is bringing Samoan Organic Dried Banana Chunks to New Zealand.
August 4, 2011
This fishy business provides an income and source of food for families in PNG.
August 1, 2011
Isolated communities across Vanuatu's dispersed islands can now access internet-based emails using a combination of adapted short-wave radios and solar power. Oxfam’s partner, the Vanuatu Rural Development Training Centres' Association (VRDTCA), runs the Yumi Konek project, which translates from Bislama as 'We connect'.
July 27, 2011
Oxfam and its partner Hela Rural Women’s Development Foundation (HRWDF) are equipping women in Tari with the tools to support themselves and their children financially. Women have always been the backbone of the family in Huli culture, but new sources of income and a growing sense of financial awareness are building their self-esteem, and enabling them to contribute to the development of their families and communities independently from their husbands.
July 26, 2011
Conflict and violence are a daily reality in many parts of the Highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG). Ongoing violence and tribal conflicts undermine all types of development in the region, whether it’s economic development, health or education. It's a major problem in a country where more than half the population lives on less than US$1 a day and rural communities have little or no access to many basic services such as health care.
June 28, 2011
Kus, Juri and April are from a very poor part of Lombok. They are just 15, 16 and 17 years old. Their families are uneducated and work the land. Their village was approached by an agent of the human trafficking gangs (mafia) and the girls were offered “waitress training and work in a 5 star hotel”.