“Where there’s a will, there’s a way”. That’s an apt saying to describe Suarsih, the head of Nurul Yaqin group in Madello village, Balusu sub district of Barru district, South Sulawesi. Suarsih (47) was born and raised in Pare Pare and is married to a man from Madello village, who works as a fisher and seaweed farmer. Because she loves her husband, Suarsih was happy to go and live with him in his village, even though it was hard for her to leave her hometown.
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | World | Wed, November 13 2013, 5:03 PM World News
The ASEAN for a Fair, Ambitious and Binding Global Climate Deal (AFAB), a partnership between Oxfam’s East Asia GROW Campaign and Greenpeace Southeast Asia, says that ASEAN needs to help take a more active and unified stance in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) climate talks.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is expected to announce Indonesia’s plan on the Post-2015 Development Agenda this week. The High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons, which is cochaired by Yudhoyono, released its report on the Post-2015 Development Agenda last month, setting a target to eradicate extreme poverty. Recently Cherian Mathews, regional director of Oxfam GB Asia region, talked with The Jakarta Post’s Prodita Sabarini on Oxfam’s work in the region, the role of civil society in influencing poverty reduction policies, and the accountability of NGOs. More »
Oxfam has addressed disaster risk reduction (DRR) in Eastern Indonesia since June 2009 through community development and advocacy. After the earlier implementation of several DRR projects, Oxfam and its partners have begun to implement the Building and Deepening Resilience to Disasters in Eastern Indonesia Project. It is funded by the Australian Government (AusAID) through the Australia-Indonesia Facility for Disaster Reduction (AIFDR) and the European Union through their Disaster Preparedness Program, DIPECHO.
Oxfam merespons pengurangan risiko bencana di Indonesia Timur sejak Juni 2009 melalui pengembangan masyarakat dan advokasi. Setelah pelaksanaan beberapa program PRB sebelumnya, kali ini Oxfam dan mitra-mitranya mulai melaksanakan Program Membangun dan Memperkuat Ketangguhan terhadap Bencana di Indonesia Timur untuk 18 bulan yang dimulai Juni 2012 sampai dengan Desember 2013. Program ini didukung oleh lembaga bantuan internasional Pemerintah Australia (AusAID) melalui Australia – Indonesia Facility for Disaster Reduction (AIFDR) dan Uni Eropa melalui program kesiapsiagaan bencana (DIPECHO).
Mapping is a visual language that can figure out everything -including disaster risk information – inside and on earth. Mapping disaster risk means mapping potential hazards that is overlaid by vulnerability factors, and then overlaid again by capacity factors. It seems a complicated area, but Oxfam is committed to building its staff’s technical capacity, including its non-government organization and government partners, on this.
It was about a year ago. People in Pajinian Village, Adonara Island, Flores Timur District, East Nusa Tenggara Province, were always worried whenever the rain poured for four or five hours long. Although this was a blessing for the farmers; this also meant that flood would hit the village with knee-high water and left sticky mud in their houses and the road. This triggered the villagers to work together in building a trench to direct the overflowing water to the sea.
Three years ago, Muslimah was not the woman she is now, she was a housewife who struggled daily with household affairs and helped her husband. Now, after leading a women’s group in the village of Lampoko, Muslimah has become a woman who is courageous and ready to fight for the interests of coastal women through political channels. See how the story unfolds!
Muslimah bukanlah perempuan sebagaimana ia sekarang. Tiga tahun lalu, ia adalah seorang ibu rumah tangga yang sehari-hari berkutat dengan urusan rumah tangga dan membantu suami. Kini, setelah memimpin kelompok perempuan di Desa Lampoko, Muslimah telah berubah menjadi perempuan yang berani dan siap memperjuangkan kepentingan perempuan pesisir melalui jalur politik. Simak bagaimana kisahnya!