A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
On International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, the international community must support women on the frontline who are being threatened, attacked and murdered for standing up for human rights.
The violence that women and girls face is not inevitable. Nor will it naturally disappear. We must act! Not another girl or woman should have to suffer.
We live in a society that accepts violence against women as normal and also accepts that men act in certain ways in order to command respect and to maintain a status quo and power.
Challenging gender inequality in economic decision making is one of the most powerful ways to change who benefits the most from the economy.
As a society that sanctions, legitimizes, and even applauds violence, how can India look selectively at just one manifestation?
Nisha Agrawal, Oxfam India’s CEO explains how an inclusive struggle to challenge and change social norms is our hope for gender equality.
As the 16 Days of Activism get underway in 2015, Oxafm is happy to share in launching new revised Guidelines for Integrating Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action -- a practical, field-tested tool for humanitarian actors and crisis-affected communities.
Over half of women in Zambia have experienced physical or sexual violence. Oxfam is working with diverse local partners to end this. I Care About Her, which has been running since 2012, engages men and boys as allies in the fight against violence against women and girls (VAWG).
On International Women’s Day it is worth remembering that without remittances, many women in Somalia risk losing their only formal or transparent channel through which to access money.