ending violence against women

Oxfam India believes in the ‘Right to Life with Dignity for All’.

Blog: Violence as an effective mode of “Indian” communication

As a society that sanctions, legitimizes, and even applauds violence, how can India look selectively at just one manifestation? 

Somali women and men discussing gender and livelihoods issues. Photo: WARDI/Oxfam

Blog: The push for peace: A greater role for women

Women and girls face particular impacts from conflicts worldwide, such as sexual violence. However, women remain systematically marginalized in efforts to prevent, resolve and recover from conflict, and their participation in peace and security processes and institutions remains extremely limited.

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).

Families in Tong Ping displaced persons settlement carry their newly received non food items back to where they're staying. Photo: Anita Kattakhuzy/Oxfam

Blog: Oxfam welcomes landmark UN Security Council Resolution on policing

Elizabeth lives in a UN camp for displaced persons in Juba, the capital of South Sudan. She’s just one of around 100,000 civilians who has sought refuge in one of the compounds the United Nations peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), following the outbreak of vicious fighting in December 2013.

Raise her voice sites that make women's invisibility visible

Blog: Raising Her Voice: Feminism around the world

We asked activists around Oxfam and beyond to nominate some of their favorite, most inspiring feminist activist sites.

From shadow into light: women in the streets of Bamako, Mali

Blog: What will it take to end violence against women and girls?

This Oxfam #16Days recap was written by Daniela Rosche, Policy and Advocacy Advisor, Gender Justice for Oxfam Novib (Netherlands), and Chloe Safier, Gender Justice Co-ordinator for Oxfam International.

The series "From shadow into light" is shown in streets of Bamako, Gao et Timbuktu, Mali. Photo: Vincent Tremeau/Oxfam

Blog: From shadow into light: tackling gender violence through photography

As part of the international campaign “16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence,” Oxfam in Mali, Wildaf - a local partner - and International Medical Corps launched an exhibition in Bamako, Gao and Timbuktu, entitled “From shadow into light”.

Cuando nos centramos en la violación, ¿qué pasamos por alto?

Blog: Cuando nos centramos en la violación, ¿qué pasamos por alto?

Han pasado 20 años desde que la Asamblea General de la ONU aprobó la Declaración sobre la Eliminación de la Violencia contra las Mujeres. A pesar de esto, no parece que los medios de comunicación occidentales hayan encontrado otras maneras abordar la complejidad de este tema, aparte de ofrecer una limitada definición de la violencia  que sufren las mujeres en situaciones de conflicto. Demasiado a menudo, el foco se centra solo en la violación y otras formas de violencia sexual.

When we focus on rape, what do we miss?

Blog: When we focus on rape, what do we miss?

It’s been 20 years since the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Despite this, it doesn’t seem like the Western mainstream media have figured out how to represent more than a narrow definition of the types of violence women experience during conflict. Too often the focus is only on rape and other forms of sexualized violence.

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