Making history: the day women activists lobbied Nepal’s Prime Minister and President

Oxfam Gender, Governance, Rights

On December 10, Lorina Sthapit, Gender Justice Programme Coordinator, accompanied 150 women from Makwanpur and Surkhet districts of Nepal as they marched to the offices of the Prime Minister and President, to present a memorandum calling for an end to violence against women and girls and the strengthening of women’s status in Nepal. It had been a long wait for …

Gender mainstreaming in Malawi’s tea sector

Oxfam Gender, Private sector

Together with Oxfam, the Ethical Tea Partnership recently organised a workshop looking at gender mainstreaming in Malawi’s tea industry as part of Malawi 2020, a scheme to improve living standards for Malawi’s tea workers. Here Heleen Bulckens, Programme Manager at the Ethical Tea Partnership, explains what they learnt. Women make up about 30% of Malawi’s 50,000-strong tea sector workforce. They …

Editor’s choice 2015

Catherine Meredith Uncategorised

It’s been a busy year for Oxfam, and this is reflected in the sheer quantity, quality and diversity of topics covered on the Policy & Practice blog. Here are some of our favourite posts for each month of 2015 with tips on everything from working with civil society to corporations, and inspiration from aid work, to campaigns and research. January …