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Virginia Ñuñonca sees the climate changing in Peru. Photo: Percy Ramírez/Oxfam

Blog: One woman’s story of fighting climate change – and how you can join her

Virginia’s story

“I see the climate is changing a lot,” says Virginia Ñuñonca, a farmer and community leader in the Peruvian highlands. “Before it wasn’t like this. Sometimes these days, with the cold and the frost, the grass gets really dry.”

Virginia has experienced first-hand the single biggest threat to the fight against hunger: climate change. It’s already making people hungry. Around the world wild weather and unpredictable seasons are causing chaos for farmers. Food prices are going up. Food quality is going down. Soon climate change will affect what all of us eat.

Du 14 au 18 octobre, c’est la semaine CULTIVONS !

Blog: Du 14 au 18 octobre, c’est la semaine CULTIVONS !

A travers le monde, dans plus de 15 pays, des milliers de personnes participent cette semaine à des événements célébrant la nourriture sous tous ses aspects, aussi bien en termes de plaisir que de pouvoir.

The community marching for land rights, Polochic, Guatemala. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: Momentum builds in the fight for land rights in Guatemala: Making us all a bit braver

Continued restoration of land to evicted families in Polochic, Guatemala gives us faith that, in a world of growing restrictions on our civic and human rights, we can continue to fight for justice.

International Women's Stike, 8 March 2017

Blog: Standing in Solidarity with the International Women’s Strike

Oxfam joins in solidarity with the women’s rights organizations and movements leading the strike. They are vital partners in our work and key actors in a global movement for change, empowering women and men to create a future that is secure, just, and free from poverty.

Climate change is causing hunger.

Blog: Collective voices critical to end hunger

As GROW Week came to a close, Dorah Ntunga from Oxfam in Uganda reflected on World Food Day as the pivotal moment for Africa’s Women.Food.Climate campaign.

Women signing the Haq Banta Hai petition in Delhi. Credit: Oxfam India

Blog: India's historic Right to Education act: Why everyone should support Haq Banta Hai

Thanks to India's historic Right to Education Act in 2009, today 199 million children are in school and studying. However, 6 million children between 6 and 13 years are still out of school. To make education a reality of every child in India, Oxfam India and its partners are calling on civil society groups and individuals to join the 'Haq Banta Hai' campaign. Nearly 200,000 people have taken action - will you?

UN Commission on the Status of Women

Blog: How UN CSW can make Post-2015 more relevant to women’s rights

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I Care About Her March, Zambia, November 2013. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: I Care About Her: Building a movement of champions to end violence against women and girls

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).

Oxfam Big Heads, UNFCCC climate talks, Lima, Peru, 12 December 2014. Photo: Percy Ramirez/Oxfam

Blog: The end of UNFCCC COP20 in Peru: What will it take for governments to act?

After two weeks of splitting hairs over key elements of a new climate treaty at the UN climate talks here in Lima, governments failed once again to put the world on a pathway to keep global warming under control. What will it take for governments to act?

People's climate march, Lima, Peru, 10 December 2014. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: COP20 : la marche pour le climat était la plus grande manifestation organisée au Pérou depuis vingt ans

Nous sommes des milliers de personnes à avoir manifesté hier dans les rues de Lima. Nous manifestons parce qu’en définitive, le changement climatique n’est pas juste une question de climat, mais aussi une question de vie.

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