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It's hard to believe now, but for 30 years, Tika Darlami rarely left her house - kept in the dark about her rights and her potential. But thanks to an Oxfam initiative, Tika is now a community leader; confident, outspoken - a force to be reckoned with.
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When Oxfam helped Sakina and her neighbours to start their own business, it wasn't just their profits that increased. Thanks to their new-found self esteem, they started to openly challenge domestic violence - bringing men into their discussions and changing attitudes and behaviour.
Photo credit: Jane Beesley/Oxfam
A tiny school in Pakistan that's so popular every pupil is a girl. It's an amazing achievement in a country where only 1 in 3 girls gets the chance to go to school. With an education, the amazing potential of girls is unlimited.
Photo credit: Irina Werning/Oxfam
Debora was forced to leave her home during Sri Lanka's brutal civil war. Now the conflict is over, she is trying to rebuild her life. With Oxfam's support, she joined a weaving co-op and is earning money to ensure her son has a more secure future.
Photo credit: Bes Young/Oxfam
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