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Restoring hope saving lives

Chipo Gwatida is a 40 year old single mother in Ward 15 Makumbo Village Masvingo District. One morning her husband left home like any other normal day and never returned. Without giving her a warning, he just disappeared, vanished and left her with five children…

Rapid Care Analysis rolled out

In Seke, Calidonia, Bubi and Gutu Districts in Zimbabwe, Oxfam rolled out the Rapid Care Analysis focused on assessing unpaid household work and the care of people. This is part of the second phase of the Women’s Economic Empowerment and Care Project, which is proposing…

Public Notice

Reference is made to a series of reports we have received from members of the public who, through fake adverts, have been misled into believing that they have successfully been selected for employment at Oxfam or invited for a Job interview. Oxfam in Zimbabwe would…

When a river is the only source

A call from Mberengwa Metrine Chuma is a 30year old mother of three children and lives in a family of eleven in Muzondiwa Village, Ward 34 in Mberengwa District. Growing up in Muzondiwa Village, all Metrine and her siblings ever known was fetching water from a…

Building resilience through improved watershed management

The increasing frequency of climate extremes, particularly drought and heavy rainfall events, coupled with shifting rainfall patterns are major climate change related challenges facing Zimbabwe. Oxfam through the support from UNDP and GEF is implementing a project focusing on Scaling up Climate Change Adaptation in…

Promoting Gender Equity in Extractive Industries

In commemoration of International Women’s Day Oxfam and Publish What You Pay partners held a Symposium, which focused on Gender in Extractives. The Gender and Extractives Platform was organized by a Coalition of 10 organisations whose common interest is to see Zimbabwean women actively participate…

Scaling up Influencing pace, on Women Economic Empowerment

In recognition of the work Oxfam in Zimbabwe is doing as part of the global programme on Women Economic Empowerment and Care, the Zimbabwe team was part of the Oxfam International delegation in this year’s 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women…

Oxfam backs Council fight Typhoid outbreak

Point Rehabilitation: Working with the Harare City Council, Oxfam in Zimbabwe is continuing to support the government of Zimbabwe in responding to the recent Typhoid outbreak in Mbare as well as complementing the Council on the disaster preparedness and risk reduction efforts in other urban…

Oxfam respond as floods declared national disaster

In response to the declaration of floods as a state of national disaster by the government of Zimbabwe, Oxfam Country director Machinda Marongwe said: “ The Government of Zimbabwe and partners in country should urgently carry out impact assessments taking stock of the full extent…

Oxfam supports clean up Campaigns, urges government to fight Typhoid

In response to the current Typhoid outbreak, during one of Oxfam sponsored Cleanup Campaigns in Mbare, Harare today, Oxfam Country Director Machinda Marongwe said: “While support to communities during the current disease outbreak is ongoing, Government should look at addressing the various underlying causes leading to…

Oxfam Joins partners, respond to Typhoid outbreak

Oxfam in Zimbabwe is currently assisting the government of Zimbabwe in the Joint Typhoid response in Harare through a water quality monitoring exercise, Hygiene Promotion and distribution of hygiene products. Hygiene promotion volunteers have been trained and currently conducting hygiene promotion and distributing Water guard…

ZIM Women Call for Land Rights Now

BACKGROUND Individual small-scale women farmers in Zimbabwe are resilient against the odds. They are the backbone of the smallholder agricultural sector and feed the nation by being the main producers and processors of food. In Zimbabwe, 70% of agricultural labour is provided by women, women…

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