sexual violence

Security in northern Mali

Blog: Security in northern Mali

As soon as the plane lands  in Gao, I see the first signs of fighting in Mali. Little is left of what was once an international airport. The waiting rooms are marked with bullet holes. Windows have  been blown out of their frames. The road between Bamako and Gao is still not secure enough to travel, and we have to use a UN flight.

A rally for women's rights in Biona Ranja village. Photo: Rajendra Shaw/Oxfam

Blog: Oxfam stands – and dances! – with one billion people on February 14th to demand an end to violence against women and girls

On February 14th, people around the world will be rising up together to protest, dance, march, and sing in a shared voice to demand an end to violence against women and girls. One Billion Rising, an inspiring global movement, couldn’t come a moment too soon.

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