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Date: Feb 2016

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Webinar: what if gender became an essential, standard element of vulnerability assessments?

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South Sudan: a battle of the sexes

Concepts of masculinity and femininity are deeply embedded in cultural beliefs and practices which underpin violence against women and inequality. Here Protection Project Manager, Kerry Akers, reflects...

Roots Lab partners and consultation participants gather during the Roots Lab consultation that took place in Beirut, Lebanon - October 2015. Credit: Oxfam

Social change for and by young women

What's the most effective way of supporting young women to create the change they want to see in the world? FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund, The Global Fund for Women, Oxfam and the Young Foundation...

El Niño in Ethiopia: "What will happen to us?"

Ethiopia, a country where up to 85 percent of people depend on rain-fed agriculture, is facing its worst drought in 50 years, resulting in a massive food and water insecurity crisis. Millions of...

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Twitter debate: what can development frameworks do for women?

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Diana Ayiete, 13, attends a school in Mukuru, Nairobi, she wants to be a judge when she grows up. Tax income is essential for funding essential services such as education. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Addressing equity through taxation: a view from Kenya

Tax revenue is a vital source of funding for essential services such as infrastructure, health and education. In Kenya tax revenue has increased in recent years but Martin Napisa, from the Kenyan...

What can the Ebola crisis teach us about responding to Zika?

As concern grows about the link between the mosquito-borne Zika virus and an increase in babies born with abnormally small heads Nigel Timmins, Oxfam's Humanitarian Director, reflects on what...

Hamster wheel or fly wheel? Credit: Oxfam

Unlocking innovation: hamster wheels and fly wheels

Are you on a repetitive hamster wheel in your work or are you powering a fly wheel, providing stability and increasing momentum and power to bring about change? James Whitehead, Global Innovation...

The area Chief, Nakukulas Area welcoming the community members to the public baraza

How radio helped Kenyan communities engage with oil and gas developments

World Radio Day on 13 February celebrates radio's role in empowering people as a source of information and dialogue. All too often we assume people around the world have mobile phones or internet...

Community members gather in Berlin, El Salvador, to discuss the food voucher program. Credit: James Rodriguez/Oxfam America

El Salvador: the struggle to survive El Niño

The global El Niño weather phenomenon is being exacerbated by climate change. The UN's humanitarian agency predicts that in 2016 over 60 million people around the world will be affected by El...