#YouGoGirl: Alexa Chung Tackles Gender Equality With Oxfam In Malawi

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  • Alexa Chung has been busy doing charity work with Oxfam in Malawi for its gender equality campaign.

    Alexa Chung has taken a break from her action-packed schedule of festivals, fashion parties and modelling to make a visit to Malawi to learn more about Oxfam’s Global gender equality campaign.

    ‘So honoured to be in Malawi with @oxfamgb looking at the great work they do here on gender equality. Have already met so many inspiring people,’ said Alexa on her Instagram page.

    She’s shared a slew of captivating images which show her spending time with the Malawian community, sharing laughs, customs and even a few dance moves.

    But it wasn’t all fun and games for the model, she’s in Malawi to learn more about the gender equality women there face every day.

    ‘I met a midwife yesterday who works in a team of 4 to treat 300 women a day, some of whom perish in childbirth due to lack of equipment or transport, and a wonderful man called Gift who educates women in villages on human rights and gender equality, and another lady who thanks to Gift felt empowered enough to start her own business and build a home for her children,’ Alexa shared.

    ‘There have been tales of domestic abuse and children being married off at 14 and all the other fun stuff that comes from not being considered an equal.

    ‘But they are learning and progressing and becoming more liberated and confident. Oxfam is great, people can be great, female empowerment is vital. HASHTAG yougogirl #sorrynotsorry’ 

    Alexa, YOU go girl. 

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