Solutions that stick in Vietnam

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In northern Vietnam, the only thing sweeter than sticky rice… is more sticky rice. So Oxfam is helping local rice farmers work smarter and grow more.

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The Impact of Mekong Dams on Women

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One of our areas of work in the Mekong Region is ‘Hydropower and Gender’. But what does the construction of dams have to do with gender relations? Good question. I asked myself the same thing when I started my experience with Oxfam. Not because I didn’t appreciate working towards gender equality, but because I couldn’t […]

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On the road with Kylie Kwong, part 2

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Days 3 and 4 of Kylie Kwong’s Vietnam trip, and she’s shopping for fresh produce on the streets of Hanoi so she can cook a big thank-you lunch for all the fair trade artisans she’s met during her stay.

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On the road with Kylie Kwong

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Celebrity chef Kylie Kwong visits Vietnam to meet the fair trade artisans producing the gorgeous tableware range she is designing for Oxfam Shop. Joining Kylie in Hanoi was Oxfam’s Raina Hunter.

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Labour activists jailed in Vietnam

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Last month three Vietnamese labor activists were jailed for up to 9 years after initiating strikes for better pay. Despite a difficult climate for industrial action, many Vietnamese workers have been active in advocating for improved pay and conditions.

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