violence against women

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.

Toward limiting the threat of violence against women in the South Sudan crisis

Blog: Toward limiting the threat of violence against women in the South Sudan crisis

When I touch the sensitive subject of security, all I see is discomfort and eyes wandering off to avoid mine. On Friday (21 February) I met with another young woman, a girl in fact, who is so uncomfortable speaking about the topic, in this camp for South Sudanese refugees in Arua, North Uganda.

Just 17 years old, Nyebuony escaped the violence in South Sudan, together with her three siblings. No parents, just them, as appears to be quite common in this crisis.

Michelle Bachelet speaking on a panel.

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

Fresh from the Commission on the Status of Women meeting in New York, Daniela Rosche argues that there is too much rhetoric and not enough action in the struggle to end violence against women.

Photo of Aruna Kumari Kori speaking at the event

Blog: India's Domestic Violence Act: first state-level stock taking

In collaboration with the civil society collective in Lucknow, Oxfam India recently organized the first state-level stock taking in Uttar Pradesh on the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005. This was to cooincide with International Human Rights Day and the concluding day of 16 Days of Activism.

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?

A woman working on a farm in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Image: Oxfam

Blog: Day 4: Women Farm Workers Dying for Food

One of the ultimate perversities of our era is that the producers of food and their children often go to bed hungry. Reform of commercial agriculture is urgent if the women farm workers who grow and pack our food are to have enough to eat.

By Fatima Shabodien, former Director of the Women on Farms Project

Jim Clarken sits among women at Shaheen

Blog: India: Women resist gender based violence

Despite progressive legislation on women’s rights the reality in rural communities in India is far different. Jim Clarken, Executive Director of Oxfam Ireland, visited Hyderabad and met some inspirational women from Oxfam partners combating the exploitation and abuse of women.

Somali women with their children wait outside an Oxfam supported therapeutic feeding center in Mogadishu, Somalia. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: A woman inspires in Somalia

When it comes to the role of women in society, the East African country of Somalia receives a great deal of negative attention. Given that the country has suffered from years of conflict, and is currently enduring a food crisis, it certainly is a difficult, sometimes dangerous environment where women can be left vulnerable.  

Sudha Khare (center) and Kamla (to right) at a rally in Biona Ranja village. Photo: Rajendra Shaw/Oxfam

Blog: Oxfam India works to strengthen Workplace Sexual Harassment Bill

In India, it is estimated that someone is sexually harassed every hour. Legal protections against workplace sexual harassment in India have historically been weak, but the Landmark “Vishakha Judgement” (passed 14 years ago) recommended drafting a law concerning Sexual Harassment in the workplace.

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