gender based violence

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Blog: Gender Equality: Because It’s 2015!

Nisha Agrawal, Oxfam India’s CEO explains how an inclusive struggle to challenge and change social norms is our hope for gender equality.

Don't rape. Photo: Richard Potts

Blog: #TimesUp: No more silence. No more waiting. No more abuse.

Last year women around the world spoke out and shared their stories of violence. How can we ensure that the next generation of women and girls will never have to say #MeToo?

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? 

Women gather wood outside Bor Camp, South Sudan. Photo: Kieran Doherty/Oxfam

Blog: Ending Gender-Based Violence in Humanitarian Settings: Let’s Make it Happen

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.

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.

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”.

Photo of a woman holding a child and herding a cow.

Blog: This mother's day

This mother’s day, instead of valorizing moms with well-intended, but often artificial appreciation for the vast amounts of unpaid labor that women do every day, I would rather we all take a hard look at what it would take for women to not have to shoulder so many responsibilities in the first place.

Terminar con la violencia contra las mujeres: Una Guía de Oxfam

Blog: Terminar con la violencia contra las mujeres: Una Guía de Oxfam

¿Por qué se produce la violencia contra la mujer? ¿Qué relación tiene con el desarrollo? ¿Qué hace Oxfam para poner fin a la violencia contra la mujer? ¿Qué implica realizar esa labor con un enfoque transformador?

Ending Violence Against Women: An Oxfam Guide

Blog: Ending Violence Against Women: An Oxfam Guide

Why does Violence Against Women happen? What does it have to do with development? What does Oxfam do to end violence against women? What does it mean to do that work with a transformative approach?

Hawa Aden Mohamed. Credit: UNHCR / F. Juez

Blog: "Mama Hawa", a symbol of hope for Somali displaced people

From Geneva’s prestigious “Bâtiment des Forces motrices”, where the 2012 Nansen Refugee Award ceremony was organized yesterday evening, it was quite hard to imagine the extremely difficult circumstances in which Hawa Aden Mohamed has been working since 1999, the year she co-founded the GECPD (Galkayo Education Center for Peace and Development), an Oxfam’s partner organization in Somalia.

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