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A KIND OF MAGIC: The OGB Gender Justice learning Event

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A KIND OF MAGIC: The OGB Gender Justice learning Event

Time: February 12, 2014 to February 14, 2014
Location: Oxford, UK
Event Type: gender, justice
Organized By: Jemma Stringer
Latest Activity: Apr 29, 2014

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A KIND OF MAGIC: The OGB Gender Justice learning Event

On the 12-14
th of February 2014 OGB held its first Gender Justice Learning event in over 5 years. The event was timely, as it comes on the wave of a sustained emphasis within OI andOGB to truly ‘put women’s rights at the heart of all we do’.  

The objectives were to: 

  • Identify what needs to be done for Oxfam to fully realise our ambition to become a leader of action and thought on women’s rights (including  development, campaigns, communications, humanitarian)
  • Share and document instances of innovations/effectiveness in gender justice work; and seek solutions to challenges and gaps
  • Plan stronger OGB communication strategies, that increase coherence and complement OI learning systems (Knowledge Hubs etc.)


We were inspired by the personal journey of Zahria Mapandi, CEO of a partner organisation in the Philippines, and by the words of encouragement from Mark Goldring and a number of senior managers from OGB. 


We mapped our programmatic stand alone and mainstreaming work across the globe and heard colleagues present country case studies from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Haiti, Lebanon and Uganda; we focused on thematic reflections on VAW, women’s leadership, fragility and gender, women’s economic leadership, political participation, gender budgets, care and more;  and we considered a range of ways of working that have lead to considerable results. 


While an OGB event, this was in principle and practice truly intended to be an OI initiative not only because colleagues from Oxfam India, Novib and Canada shared their wisdom and ample perspectives, but because  we became more familiar with and committed to the values priorities and, to lesser extent structures, of the confederation as a whole.

‘It is a kind of magic, I never knew a feeling of empowerment can be of such!!
 ‘ Julia Ahmed, Bangladesh’

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