Date: Nov 2012

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A worker at the SOFA victim support centre, Haiti. Credit: Caroline Irby/Oxfam

Tackling sexual violence: shaping the UK Government’s initiative

Last Sunday marked International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Why is this day important? Well, it serves as a reminder that violence against women happens across the world every...

A new era begins when work doesn’t end poverty anymore

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation figures released this week, updating the state of play in poverty and social exclusion in the UK, ring all too true with the experience of people Oxfam works with every...

Three facts and three photos about extreme weather in 2012

As UN climate talks continue in Qatar this week, here's a look at some of what made 2012 another year of extreme weather, with impacts often seen on the food we eat and the farmers who grow it...

WG Kusumawathi picking tea Sri Lanka. Credit: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

Women's rights within the food system — the debate continues

Oxfam's online discussion on Making the food system work for women got off to a great start last week. Here Lauren Ravon summarises the debate so far and invites you to join in. ...

Who is really paying the price of the downturn?

Against a backdrop of tax dodging companies who shirk the need to pay into society, the JRF's annual 'state of the nation' report looks particularly bleak. As the difficulties facing...

Climate change and the other 'fiscal cliff'

If you tuned into coverage of the US election earlier this month, you'll almost certainly have heard talk about an impending 'fiscal cliff' - a term to describe the need for new legislation...

Video: Ending violence against women in Lebanon

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. ...

Lal Bibi's supporters in court for the trial of her assailants. Amongst others, the picture shows Wazhma Frogh and Mary Akarami, pioneer of safe houses in Afghanistan.

Lal Bibi's journey for justice

Wazhma Frogh is a leading women's rights activist from Afghanistan. Here, she recounts the story of Lal Bibi and explains how tribal and civil society support helped this young woman to achieve...

Women protesting against the crimes against women in Tegucigalpa. Courtesy of Campana Nacional Contra Los Femicidios

Femicide in Honduras: "This machista society breeds a growing and tangible hatred towards women."

In Honduras, one woman is killed every 18 hours and the perpetrators go largely unpunished. Local campaigns groups have been working with Oxfam's 'Raising Her Voice' to call for justice...

Watching a play in Biona Ranja village square, Samarpan, India. Rajendra Shaw/Oxfam

The ‘We Can’ movement - a step towards the elimination of violence against women

Our guest blogger Dr Prasanna Poornachandra asks when will we see the elimination of violence against women and argues that the 'We Can' campaign's success at creating collective social...