About the Event:
Ahead of Mother's Day, join Oxfam and Workbar South Station for a free cocktail reception and photo exhibit featuring powerful women and mothers around the world.
Muthoni Muriu, Oxfam's Senior Director of International Programs, will give a keynote address.
Oxfam has a presence in more than 90 countries, so we know from experience that in times of hardship, women are often disproportionally affected. Almost 70 percent of the world’s hungry are women. Regardless, mothers, especially those facing food insecurity, will do whatever they can to make sure their children are fed, even if it means not eating themselves. In times of displacement, families are often separated and women must navigate how to keep their children safe as they face the uncertainty and dangers of being forced from their home.
We have seen mothers overcome unimaginable obstacles to ensure their children’s safety. In honor of Mother’s Day, we celebrate a mother’s strength. The images you will see in this photo exhibit, captured by Oxfam photographers, highlight inspirational women from around the world, who although they are dealing with challenges such as gender discrimination, natural disasters, displacement, will go to incredible lengths to make sure their children are protected and loved.