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Equality for all

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Beating poverty for good means making the world a fairer place, and ensuring that no one is held back by discrimination or inequality. The Moomins know this, and the much-loved family celebrates these values in all of their adventures. It’s why Moomin Characters has teamed up with Oxfam to champion the power of women worldwide – so gifts like this one can help more women and girls realise their potential. Around the world today, you’re more likely to be poor if you’re a woman. But we’re working with communities to change that. We’re helping more women understand their rights and escape discrimination. We’re supporting more girls to get the education they deserve. And in Zimbabwe, we’re working with people like Paulina to challenge the attitudes that stifle women’s potential – helping her family to beat poverty for good.

This gift supports our Investing in the Future (IN) projects.

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Equality for all

Paulina lives with her husband Opheus and two children in Zimbabwe. After 20 years of marriage, Paulina was resigned to doing all of the unpaid care work in her home. She had no time for herself and couldn’t earn a living to build a better future. But then the couple got involved in Oxfam’s We-Care project, which showed them how much better life could be if they shared household jobs and childcare more fairly. They received a wood stove that made it easier for Opheus to cook and, before long, he was cooking so much – and so well – he even won a prize for it! Now Paulina is much happier and even has time to weave mats to sell. “Now that I am getting help from my husband I feel free,” she says. And because Paulina and Opheus are both earning money, they can send their children to school.

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Beating poverty for good means making the world a fairer place, and ensuring that no one is held back by discrimination or inequality. The Moomins know this, and the much-loved family celebrates these values in all of their adventures. It’s why Moomin Characters has teamed up with Oxfam to champion the power of women worldwide – so gifts like this one can help more women and girls realise their potential. Around the world today, you’re more likely to be poor if you’re a woman. But we’re working with communities to change that. We’re helping more women understand their rights and escape discrimination. We’re supporting more girls to get the education they deserve. And in Zimbabwe, we’re working with people like Paulina to challenge the attitudes that stifle women’s potential – helping her family to beat poverty for good.

This gift supports our Investing in the Future (IN) projects.

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