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Teresa Fuentes, Farmer in Cuba.

“We feel like leaders”, “I am no longer the same”, “We are together now”, “we know we can do it” – these are the voices of women leading the urban and suburban agricultural movement across Latin America and the Caribbean.

People search for survivors under the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi airstrikes near Sanaa Airport, Yemen. Photo credit Abo Haitham.

For a long time there has been severe humanitarian crisis in the country, now there could be a humanitarian catastrophe unless a permanent ceasefire is agreed and humanitarian access is granted.

Three years ago, I was introduced to Oxfam, when invited to participate in Oxfam Canada's National CHANGE Summit. An event which brings together dynamic, like-minded young people from across the country, determined to create change.

A woman holds her daughter as a Syrian air force jet drops bombs on the streets around her home

As the country marks its fourth year of brutal fighting, one civil society leader makes a case for greater support to stop the violence.

Lisa and her newborn, Etas, Vanuatu

Twenty minutes drive east from Port Vila is a community called Etas. Homes are nestled among the trees along windy roads that snake up the hillside. A week ago when Cyclone Pam hit, families in Etas did their best to hide from the ferocious storm, taking shelter in small churches and in...

Hygiene Promotion In Schools, Democratic Republic of Congo.  Photo: Eleanor Farmer

Women’s leadership is critical in efforts to address the mounting challenge of rising disasters around the world. Women are often disproportionately affected by disasters, due to gender inequality and discrimination. They frequently suffer a double trauma – both through the hazard event itself...

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