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Oxfam in Mali

Women from the Fala village Saving for Change group gather for their weekly meeting. Photo: Rebecca Blackwell/Oxfam America

From our staff

Fousseyou Diabate, Cotton Programme Officer, Mali

 I am very proud of Oxfam's success in empowering women in rural areas, particularly the success we have seen in the numbers of women joining farming cooperatives and decision-making bodies. This work enables women to claim their rights and enjoy the same advantages as men. 

Helping to build farming organisations is a big part of Oxfam's work in Mali, and supporting co-operatives - which help people work together, share skills and improve their produce and goods - is part of this. We're involved in plenty of other projects, too - from tackling climate change and distributing food during crises, to helping women get access to land and learn literacy skills.

Full details of what Oxfam is doing in Mali (PDF, 746KB)

Mali crisis

Since fighting broke out in northern Mali in 2012, 430,000 people have fled their homes and 1.2 million are facing growing food shortages.

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