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Oxfam defines resilience as ‘the ability of women and men to realize their rights and improve their wellbeing despite shocks, stresses and uncertainty’. The Oxfam Framework for Resilient Development recognizes that the contexts we work in are increasingly characterized by natural and human-made risks, widening inequalities, rapid demographic change, and more frequent environmental and weather-related shocks and stresses linked to climate change. Oxfam seeks to build communities’ capacities to proactively and positively manage this change, in ways that contribute to a just world without poverty.

This collection of case studies looks at practices that support the meaningful participation of women in resilience initiatives while also addressing structural inequalities.

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