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Let's join our voice and actions to say Enough! Let's end violence against women.

Blog: This is not “bad luck", it is sexist violence

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.

Une femme tient sa fille contre elle lors d'un bombardement par l'aviation syrienne. Photo : Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Blog: « Ayez confiance en nous, les femmes syriennes. Nous sommes capables de tout »

Jenny Enarsson, conseillère genre pour les opérations d'Oxfam face à la crise en Syrie, explique pourquoi il est essentiel que les femmes de Syrie puissent participer aux négociations dans le cadre du processus de paix.

Une femme tient sa fille contre elle lors d'un bombardement par l'aviation syrienne. Photo : Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Blog: ‘Have faith in Syrian women. We can do anything.’

Jenny Enarsson, Oxfam's Syria crisis response gender advisor, explains why including Syria's women in negotiations is critical for the peace process.

Floods and a harsh winter in Gaza, but hope is still alive

Blog: Floods and a harsh winter in Gaza, but hope is still alive

Recent floods in Gaza drove thousands of people from their homes in the harshest winter in years. Outgoing Oxfam media officer Karl Schembri, has shared with us this piece, his final blog at the end of four years in Gaza. He finds that hope is still alive and people just want to provide a future for their families.

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.

Closing the Gap on Gender: Is India up for the challenge?

Blog: Closing the Gap on Gender: Is India up for the challenge?

By Julie Thekkudan, Gender Justice – Lead Specialist, Oxfam India

Veeru Kohli. Credit: Sara Faruqi/Dawn.com

Blog: Women’s Leadership Groups in Pakistan: some good news and inspiration

Jacky Repila, Learning and Communications Officer, Raising Her Voice, writes about a new report on our Raising Her Voice program in Pakistan, a country that ranks 134th out of 135 countries on the Global Gender Gap Index (only Yemen is worse).

Farah Al-Basha deals with workers and contractors, in Zaatari camp for Syrian refugees. Credit: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

Blog: Helping Syrian refugees in a male-dominated environment

Amid a sea of male construction and site workers in Jordan’s sprawling Zaatari desert camp, Oxfam’s female engineer Farah Al-Basha stands out from the crowd.

The energetic 27-year-old Jordanian joined the Oxfam team earlier this year, quitting her job at a private engineering company to work for the aid agency.

Young women in Senegal

Blog: Day 6: Gender Equality: It’s smart and it’s right

While farming is increasingly reliant on women’s labour, women’s lack of secure land tenure severely limits their influence over farming decisions. Closing the gender gap in land rights would increase productivity and total output. And it would help women exercise their rights as citizens.

By Madiodio Niasse, Secretariat Director, International Land Coalition (ILC) 

A year on from Durban, Lindi and Ndivile bring their story to Doha

Blog: A year on from Durban, Lindi and Ndivile bring their story to Doha

"What the people in there need to understand," Lindi Nzwana says to me as she points her finger toward the door of a meeting room, "is that we cannot wait any longer. For us, climate change is something that we are experiencing today. That we are going through now."

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