Shahdadpur, Sanghar district: Residents collecting their belongings on a higher ground outside village. Credit: Tariq Masood Malik/ Oxfam

From short-sighted politics to a clear vision for climate action

As climate change continues to have a devastating impact on people's lives, Daniel Morchain argues that the challenge for climate change adaptation practitioners is to deliver a convincing message...

The 500 Men March, held during the 16 Days of Activism in November 2012. Credit: Oxfam in Zambia

I Care About Her: what I’ve learnt about messaging in women’s rights campaigning

How can we increase the impact of our women's rights programming, without compromising our message? Laurie Adams, Oxfam's women's rights director, reflects and looks at Oxfam Zambia's...

People search for survivors under the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi airstrikes near Sanaa Airport, Yemen, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Credit: Abo Haitham

My life has changed completely: crisis in Yemen

The conflict in Yemen has forced thousands of people to flee their homes, including Oxfam staff. It is pushing the country towards economic collapse and making life harder for the 16 million people...

Bassam Ghanoom, a Syrian refugee buys food with cash provided by Oxfam. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Cash transfer programming: can Oxfam stay ahead of the game?

Oxfam's experience of using cash transfers in humanitarian programming dates back to the early 1990s. Here, Philippa Young, head of the emergency food security and vulnerable livelihoods team,...

A health care worker, wearing basic infection prevention and control protection at Sister Agnes Clinic in Gardensville, Liberia. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

7,000 people, one clinic, no running water: Ebola and health systems

The Ebola crisis has drawn attention to the state of health care systems in West Africa. Here Ebola policy lead, Jess Skinner, describes how health care workers in Liberia have continued to provide...

A street scene in Sierra Leone. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Using empathy as a research tool: anthropology and Ebola

The Ebola response has posed new challenges for the humanitarian community, including the challenge of understanding and overcoming the social barriers to complying with Ebola prevention and treatment...

Changing people's behaviours towards hand washing in emergencies

Sonya Sagan is working on a global framework for promoting hand washing  with soap, using emotional motivators to encourage behaviour change. ...

Dusk in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, India. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith

SafetiPin: A tool to measure safety in cities

In the latest issue of Gender & Development Kalpana Viswanath writes about SafetiPin, an innovative app that she co-founded to support community and women's safety in cities. Here, she...

Mother and daughter stand outside the small, single-room shack which is their home, in Mukuru informal settlement, in Nairobi, Kenya, on March 28, 2014. The girl goes to a Mukuru school where Oxfam partner Sanergy has installed Fresh Life toilets, which replace unsanitary pit latrines. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Why have sex and the city when you can have gender?

The new issue of the Gender & Development journal looks at women's rights and the promotion of gender equality in the urban environment. Here G&D's Editor, Caroline Sweetman, draws...

Women at the well in Toulomadio, Mali. Credit: Oxfam

Influencing in one of the poorest countries in the world

Mali is a country facing enormous challenges. In the midst of crises how do you begin to help people access basic services like education, healthcare and water? Fresh from a visit to Mali campaigns...

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