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The wedding of 19 year old Nariman, and 21 year old Ahmadel in Zaatari camp. Credit: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

Why pleasure and sex matter in ending violence against women

As we mark 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, Oxfam's Women's Rights Director, Laurie Adams, explains why any effort to end violence and tackle gender inequality must involve...

Women in Tajikistan

Tackling violence against women: from Iraq to Tajikistan

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence enters its 25th year today. Oxfam's Regional Gender Advisor for Oxfam in the Middle East and Commonwealth of Independent States (MECIS), Nina...

Oxfam Georgia staff with farmers from Colombia. Credit:Oxfam

Farming and food security: sharing learning from Colombia to Georgia

Sharing experiences with other country programmes can lead to strategic insights. Nino Edilashvili, Oxfam's Food Security Programme Officer in Georgia, recently attended a conference in Colombia...

Campaigning on International Children's Day in Zugidid, Georgia. Credit: DEA/Oxfam

Nothing about us, without us: lessons from our work with young people

What has Oxfam learnt from four years of working with young people on their rights to healthcare, education and sexual and reproductive health (SRH)? Imogen Davies, My Rights, My Voice Programme...

Safia Iminetras with Marcel Khalife. Credit: Dima Karim/Oxfam

Me, Marcel and five inspiring Moroccan women leaders

On the International Day of Rural Women Laurie Adams, Oxfam's Women's Rights Director, shares the stories of five inspiring women leaders she met on a recent trip to Morocco, accompanying...

The community of Akatakyieso in Ghana has been affected by gold mining by Anglo Gold Ashanti. Most of the farmers in the community lost access to their fields and received inadequate compensation. The mining activity affected the forest surrounding the village, and destroyed their water resources and access to forest products. Villagers are also concerned about the effects that blasting will have on their buildings. Credit: Oxfam

More consultation, less exploitation: the extractive industries and community consent

The relationship between the extractive industries and affected communities is too often characterized by exploitation and conflict. Michelle Katz and Augustine Niber explain how a report on the...

Youth participants take part in participatory video training at the MRMV 2014 Annual Learning Event in The Hague. Credit: Aarati Sharma/Oxfam

Change will come: International Youth Day 2015

For International Youth Day 2015, youth activists involved in Oxfam's My Rights, My Voice (MRMV) programme explain how they've been campaigning to bring about change in access...

Youth campaigners at the National Assembly of CDC Facilitators in Kathmandu, Nepal. Credit: Middleway Communication/Oxfam

Empowering young people and improving maternal health in Nepal

In the lead-up to International Youth Day 2015, Alberto Sanz Martins, Oxfam's Translation Manager, and Audrey Lejeune, Programme Learning Adviser, explain why young people are a force to be reckoned...

The women who are part of the Gbarlin Women’s co-operative rest in the shade after harvesting peppers on their farm near Kbor town, Mamb Kaba district, Margibi county, Liberia. Credit: Andy Hall/Oxfam

The law of the land

For marginalised men, women and communities across the developing world the threat of land dispossession is all too real. Here Ross Clarke, Law and Justice Adviser, introduces the Community Land...

Women at home in Azerbaijan. Credit: David Levene /Oxfam

Violence against women in Azerbaijan: big challenge, weak policy

The establishment of laws to prevent violence against women is just one step towards tackling the problem. Here, Gunel Mehdiyeva, national gender programme officer for Azerbaijan, explains why the...

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