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In Mafraq City in Northern Jordan children light candles to show their solidarity with the people of Syria. Credit: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

British foreign policy: where's the vision for 2015?

As Oxfam releases our new paper: British Foreign Policy in an Unequal World, and with humanitarian and diplomatic crises in east Ukraine, Syria and the Central African Republic, our senior policy...

Women attend workshops as part of the AMAL programme in the West Bank. Credit: Oxfam

Amal: hope for the women of the Arab spring

Although women were at the forefront of the 2011 uprisings in the Arab world, their voices are still not being heard in many areas. Here Serena Tramonti introduces our gender justice programme in...

A woman in South Sudan addresses a crowd gathered to meet their local MP. Credit: Oxfam

Gender inequality as a driver of conflict

Can Oxfam tackle gender inequality in conflict-affected countries? Here, Louie Fooks explains why working on gender inequality is not only possible, but a necessary part of governance and peace...

"Pour l'honneur du Mali". A group of displaced women is leaving a community meeting about their situation and their hopes for returning home, Bamako, 2013. Credit: Oxfam/Vincent Tremeau

Hopes for the new Malian government

Elections in 2013 restored democratic order in Mali. Now the new government needs to bring about justice, reconciliation and development. Our briefing paper identifies key governance...

Former girl soldier at a transition and rehabilitation centre in DRC, Caroline Irby/Oxfam

Is a woman's place on the battlefield?

Editor Caroline Sweetman introduces the latest issue of the Gender & Development journal, which looks at gender, conflict and violence through the lens of feminism.  ...

Infographic showing that currently less than 1% of the Afghan police force is female the target is for this to be 10% by 2024.

Afghan women police need to be doing more than just making tea

As Oxfam publishes a major report on Afghan women in the police, Liz Cameron highlights that it's more than a numbers game. ...

Hanging out laundry at the Al Waha Commercial Centre, an abandoned shopping centre in Dede Al Koura near the city of Tripoli. Sam Tarling/ Oxfam

“Our womanhood has disappeared...” Changing gender roles among Syrian refugees

Over one million people have fled to Lebanon in the hope of escaping the violence in Syria. It is now widely acknowledged that war affects men and women differently as a result of conflict compounding...

Delegates at the National Youth Peace Debate. Credit: Joel van Hoedt/Oxfam

“It is good for young people to know what peace is.” Afghanistan's Youth Peace Debate

Although almost 50 percent of the Afghan population is under 15, it is rare for young people to be involved in the country's peace process or to have their voices heard. This changed last month...

The daily struggle for water in Yemen

World leaders are meeting in London today to discuss the deepening humanitarian situation in Yemen.  Over half the population does not have access to clean water and Sana'a is predicted...

With CSO partner in Rumbeck, South Sudan

Finding CSO partners when civil society has been weakened by war

After a difficult start, Oxfam's fragile states project Within and Without the State has been making significant and exciting progress in South Sudan over the last few months. The team are...