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Oxfam distributes hygiene kits in Sankhu, Nepal, Credit: Aubrey Wade / Oxfam

People in crisis - at the heart of the new humanitarian standards

How can humanitarian agencies ensure they are having a positive impact? The new core humanitarian standards should make this easier. In the run-up to World Humanitarian Day, Peta Sandison, Humanitarian...

The shanty homes of fisher families and city immigrants on Back Bay with the tower blocks of Nariman Point in the background. Mumbai, India (Credit: Paul Smith/Panos)

Equal to anything? What happens to gender inequality when incomes rise and fall

The latest issue of Gender & Development focuses on inequalities. Here, Naila Kabeer, Professor of Gender and Development at the Gender Institute, and Caroline Sweetman, Editor, introduce the...

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Four things we learnt in May

In May, we looked at the opportunities and dilemmas which technology is opening up for development and humanitarianism; new monitoring and evaluation initiatives; reducing the burden of unpaid care...

The 500 Men March, held during the 16 Days of Activism in November 2012. Credit: Oxfam in Zambia

I Care About Her: what I’ve learnt about messaging in women’s rights campaigning

How can we increase the impact of our women's rights programming, without compromising our message? Laurie Adams, Oxfam's women's rights director, reflects and looks at Oxfam Zambia's...

Dusk in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, India. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith

SafetiPin: A tool to measure safety in cities

In the latest issue of Gender & Development Kalpana Viswanath writes about SafetiPin, an innovative app that she co-founded to support community and women's safety in cities. Here, she...

Mother and daughter stand outside the small, single-room shack which is their home, in Mukuru informal settlement, in Nairobi, Kenya, on March 28, 2014. The girl goes to a Mukuru school where Oxfam partner Sanergy has installed Fresh Life toilets, which replace unsanitary pit latrines. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Why have sex and the city when you can have gender?

The new issue of the Gender & Development journal looks at women's rights and the promotion of gender equality in the urban environment. Here G&D's Editor, Caroline Sweetman, draws...

The 2014 winners of Female Food Heroes Ethiopia with the renowned Ethiopian singer and Good Will Ambassador of the Female Food Heroes Hamelmal Abate. Credit: Amensisa Ifa

The incredible women farmers of Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, the Female Food Heroes initiative is giving women smallholder farmers a platform to showcase their successes. Here, Seble Teweldebirhan, media and digital campaigner at...

Photo: Olga Rosine Adou is the president of COOPASA, a cocoa cooperative in Agboville, Ivory Coast. She says international companies that buy cocoa from the women she represents could do more to improve their livelihoods. Credit: Peter DiCampo / Oxfam America

The truth about women and chocolate – soft promises or solid change?

Two years ago, three of the world's biggest cocoa companies made commitments to women in their supply chains. Sarah Zoen, Senior Policy Advisor with Oxfam America's Private Sector Department, looks...

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. ...