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 MP/public dialogue arranged by a WWS partner in South Sudan February 2013. Credit: Crispin Hughes/Oxfam

Promoting active citizenship in fragile states - four lessons

Is long term programming possible in fragile states? For the last three years we've been working with civil society in South Sudan, Yemen, Afghanistan and the Occupied Palestinian Territory and...

Fighting for political participation in Tunisia

On April 23 dozens of Tunisian women gathered in front of the National Assembly in the capital to protest against moves to curtail women's rights and ensure that women enjoy equal representation...

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87 seconds to capture five years of change. Can it be done?

It may not have had a red carpet premiere, but as Jacky Repila explains, the Raising Her Voice animation, launched this week is cause for celebration. Here, she gives us her guide to the making of...

Women participate in a meeting of the 'Nari Utthan' (women ascending) Community Discussion Class, Nepal. Credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

How will you Raise Her Voice?

Yesterday Emily Brown, Oxfam's Gender and Governance Advisor launched a new animation on women's political voice - and today, to inspire you, she shares a selection of the finest feminist...

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Raising her voice: making women’s invisibility, visible

Oxfam's Raising Her Voice programme set out to support women's voices to be heard with greater confidence in political, public and private life. As we launch a new animation on what this...

An armored personnel carrier drives past the wreckage of a UN vehicle that was hit the previous year in an ambush by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel militia. Copyright: UN Photo

More harm than good? UN's Islands of Stability in DRC

As the UN renews the mandate for its peacekeeeping mission in DRC, Oxfam's protection adviser Hannah Cooper questions the mission's 'Islands of Stability' approach and calls for the...

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What's needed to improve business's role in development?

This week top business representatives meet in Mexico City to discuss how to make development more effective. The lack of financial transparency among companies involved in development initiatives...

Lesotho health budget diagram

Public-private health partnerships: a warning from Lesotho

The Queen 'Mamohato Memorial Hospital in Lesotho, built under public-private partnership, has been described as a new era for healthcare in Africa. However, as Anna Marriott explains, the hospital's...

Oxfam workers in Gendrassa camp in South Sudan unload crates containing water pipes and motors that will provide clean water to thousands of refugees. Credit: Alun McDonald/Oxfam

Are donors backtracking on country ownership?

We're still waiting for answers to this question, explains aid and inequality policy adviser, Nicola McIvor. ...

Nazma Begum, 40, mother of four, collecting water, Uttar Tarabunia, Shariatpur district, Bangladesh. Credit: Shehab Uddin / DRIK / Oxfam GB

Inspiring change through gender budgeting

This week we continue to celebrate International Women's Day, taking the importance of learning and training as our theme Dr Julia Ahmed, gender programme coordinator for Oxfam in Bangladesh,...

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