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How to Explain Systems Change to a 13-Year-Old

How to Explain Systems Change to a 13-Year-Old

LEARNING:  Innovation requires bringing people and ideas together. But sometimes the way we communicate about our work can get in the way of collaboration. Kippy Joseph, Associate...

n a team meeting, Oxfam Female Food Hero contestants discuss a plan. From left to right are Winnie Mallya, Neema Hilonga, Eva Mageni, Rehema Lukali, and Edna Kiogwe.

Spread the bounty, credit the growers: A feminist approach to knowledge management

LEARNING: Knowledge management might not be the first thing one thinks of when tackling issues around Violence against Women and Girls and Gender Based Violence, but it can be essential for...

armers describe how first flooding and then drought have destroyed crops. Balaka district, Malawi

Surviving hunger: Malawi's new normal

ON THE GROUND REFLECTION:  As Malawi experiences the worst drought it's had for 35 years, exacerbated by El Niño, many are suffering from hunger and starvation. Benjamin Phillips,...

Newly arrived IDP's (Internally Displaced People) off the boat from Bor collect building materials to construct new homes in the camp at Mingkaman in South Sudan

Crossing continents: Sharing experiences of living and working through conflict

NEWS: Learning across continents can be vital to improving programming in conflict affected areas. Annabel Morrissey, Programme Coordinator from the Within and Without the State programme,...

A street rally to mark the launch of the We Can campaign to end violence against women, in Gaibandha, Bangladesh, in September 2004

1 in 3 women suffer violence, but it's everyone's problem

NEWS:  1 in 3 women are estimated to directly experience violence. In the Gender & Development's latest journal, issues around violence against women and girls (VAWG) are explored...

A displaced girl carries her sibling in a village occupied entirely by displaced families who fled their homes in 2014 (Credit: Tommy Trenchard/Oxfam)

Iraq must not be forgotten: The humanitarian crisis worsens

ON THE GROUND REFLECTION: As ISIS continues to have devastating effects on Iraq, the country is facing some of the most profound challenges it has seen in the last decade. Rachel Sider, Humanitarian...

Workers in a garment factory in Ha Dang. Photo: Respect Vietnam

Ensuring companies stretch themselves: Learning from Oxfams Unilever report

OPINION: Peter McAllister, Executive Director of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), shares with us his thoughts on our recent study on labour rights in Vietnam with Unilever.  ...

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Our latest research guidelines for development practitioners

LEARNING:  High quality research is an integral part of evidence-informed advocacy and development programming. Here Martin Walsh, Global Research Adviser, introduces our latest research...

A woman cycles to work in Hanoi. Photo credit: Dewald Brand, Miran for Oxfam

Unilever perspective: The importance of innovative partnerships in driving social sustainability

Learning:  Last week we published the results of an unique study conducted with Unilever on labour rights in Vietnam. Here Marcela Manubens, Global VP for Social Impact at Unilever,...

Training for migrant workers in Hanoi, as part of an Oxfam-funded programme designed to empower workers to claim their rights from their employer or local authority.Photo: Oxfam in Vietnam

Words and actions: lessons from Unilever's supply chain

OPINION: Five years ago, Oxfam and Unilever agreed to an unusual collaboration. Oxfam conducted a study on labour rights in Unilever's Vietnam supply chain and operations. Liesbeth Unger...

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