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‘Gender is not about equality but equity’

by Sam Bickersteth, CEO

Opportunity International's CEO Sam Bickersteth writes about renewing our commitment to address injustices of gender inequality as we answer International Women’s Day 2021’s call to challenge bias…

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Challenging Inequality - International Women's Day

by Emily Wilson, Communications Officer

Opportunity International empowers and respects women in every programme we design, donation we receive and plan we make. This years' theme for International Women’s Day #ChooseToChallenge inequality…

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Remapping Change: Where do we go from here?

by Nicole Baldev, Philanthropy Assistant

This month (and to our delight!), Opportunity International UK was selected as the partner charity for Oxford Forum for International Development's annual conference - one of the largest student-led development…

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Stories from the Nakivale Refugee Settlement: The Wenzetu…

by Mandy Burrows, Senior Programme Manager

In March 2020 I had the opportunity to visit Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Uganda for some participatory video fieldwork with Insight share (an expert in using media tools to give people a voice in participating…

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Stories from the Nakivale Refugee Settlement: Going…

by Mandy Burrows, Senior Programme Manager

In March 2020, as part of our Refugee project, we conducted our first participatory video fieldwork.  In partnership with InsightShare – an expert in using media tools to give people a voice in participating…

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The World's Largest Minority

by Nicole Baldev, Philanthropy Assistant

Today, Opportunity International celebrates International Day of Persons with Disability. We support the empowerment of all people with a disability, visible or invisible, and promote equal opportunities…

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Starting Again

by Jenny Dunn, Communications Manager

In 2019 we embarked on an exciting new project working with Refugees in Uganda.  To get a deeper understanding of the people we were serving, their needs and experiences, we visited the Nakivale Refugee…

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How mobile banking services are supporting women in…

by Sam Bickersteth, Chief Executive

Many of us are relying on digital connections to sustain our work, finances and social lives during COVID-19 and it’s restrictions yet over four billion people around the world remain digitally excluded.…

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Elisabeth's legacy

by Opportunity International

The impact of COVID-19 on our jobs, lives and communities is evolving daily. It is the same for our clients in Africa. They too wonder if they will have a job next month, be able to feed their family and…

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Getting children back in school

by Opportunity International

An immediate concern, as we bring the lockdown to an end, is the fate of an estimated 30 million children who according to UNESCO may never return to school. For these, the world’s least advantaged children,…

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