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Photo: Nune Avakyan heads an Oxfam-sponsored leadership training group. Credit: Oxfam in Armenia

Planting seeds of a brighter future: Gomk’s female agricultural co-op

Continuing our series of blogs for International Women's Day, Serouj Aprahamyan, a volunteer at Oxfam in Armenia, looks at how a women's agricultural co-op in Armenia is empowering women...

Activists dance at the SRC. (Credit: Oxfam in Zimbabwe)

Championing women's rights in Southern Africa

Regional gender lead, Chloe Safier, introduces a new set of Oxfam case studies about women's rights programming in Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. ...

AMAL programme, Azmour, Tunisia.

Empowering women to make their voices heard

In the first of a series of blogs that we are publishing for International Women's Day, Nay El Rahi and Imed Zouari from Oxfam Tunisia look at how a group of women factory workers responded...

Photo: Mary Kaswii from Reuben Baptist Primary school in Mukuru informal settlements, Nairobi Kenya. Credit: Allan Gichigi / Oxfam

Back to school: Returning education to the development agenda

With millions of children around the world missing out on education, Sandra Dworack argues for a new approach to how education in development is financed, and calls on governments to make lasting...

Roadside barbershop, Manila, Philippines (2014). Dewald Brand, Miran for Oxfam

Unmasking Asia's economic success

Decades of sustained economic growth have seen Asia grow ever wealthier. But, as Oxfam's Asia Deputy Regional Director Lan Mercado explains, Asia's successes have come at a huge cost. An...

Tea picking in Malawi. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith

Why companies fail to pay a living wage (at least in their supply chains)

With companies seeking to maximise profits to meet investors' expectations, workers in the supply chain lose out and remain trapped in poverty. Erinch Sahan looks at why workers continue to earn...

Harvested coffee beans (Credit: Mario Lopez/Oxfam)

Defining a living wage means understanding the local context

To mark Human Rights Day, Oxfam published a paper outlining why a living wage is essential and positive steps that have been taken to achieve it. Here, Mike Kelly, Chairman of the Living Wage...

Protestors in Mexico, a mass grave has been found outside Iguala after 43 students went missing. Photo credit: Reuters

Power to the people: how civil society protects human rights

When civil society is threatened so are human rights. To mark the UN's Human Rights Day, Jacky Repila takes the pulse of civil society around the world and comes away both worried and heartened. ...

Cambodian garment workers travelling to work in Phnom Penh (Credit: Emma Hardy/Oxfam)

What would it take to deliver a living wage in supply chains?

The concept of a living wage is not something new, but with recent reports warning of the lag between wages and productivity and outlining the failures in trickle down economics, it is in the spotlight....

Nada's story is part of Oxfam's 16 Days of Activism Campaign against Gender Violence.

"He had locked me out. He didn't even let me collect my clothes."

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. November 25th is a day set aside to raise awareness and trigger action on this global problem. Here, Nay el Rahi tells...

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