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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. ...

Youth campaigners take part in an artistic event to raise awareness around health issues among their peers in Say, Niger. Credit: Moussa Abdou, Oxfam.

Raising voices, demanding rights – Youth Day 2014

The late, great Nelson Mandela once said: "young people are capable, when aroused, of bringing down the towers of oppression and raising the banners of freedom." For International Youth...

Nepali youth campaigners take part in a Participatory Video advocacy workshop to improve rights to health services. Credit: Jean-Luc Blakey, Oxfam

Lights, camera, action: raising youth voice through video

How can young people in developing countries take action over issues that affect them? Imogen Davies explains how our My Rights, My Voice programme is supporting under 25s to convey advocacy messages...

Members of the local women farmers group in Sitio Matinao, Philippines. Credit:Tessa Burney

Do you need to stand on a podium to bring about change?

At Oxfam we say that women's rights are at the heart of all we do, but what does this mean for someone stuck behind a computer screen? Catherine Meredith explains how the gender leadership programme...

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...

It's time for the World Bank to be a land leader

Over the last few years, Oxfam has uncovered more and more about the extent and impact of land grabbing in the countries where we work. When the speed and scale of this phenomenon became clear, we...

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...

In 1945 the Save Europe Now campaign was launched to persuade the UK government to allow food parcels to be sent to Germany.

Remember when Oxfam took on Winston Churchill, apartheid, the Labour government, Big Pharma and the pesticides industry?

As Oxfam celebrates its 70th anniversary, head of advocacy Max Lawson discovers its radical roots, and urges it not to lose its edge.  ...

Cotton farmer in Andhra Pradesh. Credit: Lucy Davies/Oxfam

Land acquisition in India: can the new Bill protect affected people?

As an important reform in India's land acquisition laws makes its way to the Parliament, Oxfam India's Lucy Dubochet asks whether the proposed bill will help protect affected people. ...

Ekta Parishad marchers

Marching towards hope... a historic land march in India

In India a coalition called Ekta Parishad recently embarked on a month long march calling for land rights for the poorest people in India. The good news is they're winning. ...