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Webinar on VAWG

Public influencing to end violence against women and girls

NEWS:  Violence against women and girls is a global issue that is all too often ignored, effective advocacy and campaigns can play an integral part in bringing it to an end. The latest...

Tika receiving AAWAZ Community Leader Award

Unlocking womens potential from the grassroots up

NEWS: Lorina Sthapit and Mona Mehta from Oxfam in Asia shed light on a women community leaders event in Pakistan from early on this year and tell us of some exceptional stories of women leadership.  ...

Girls in ICT Twitter Debate

Twitter Debate: #GirlsInICT - how can we level the playing field?

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Elizabeth, 26, a mother of two, works at the Jamaica dump in the middle of the Mukuru informal settlement, in Nairobi, Kenya, on April 2, 2014.

Extreme wealth is threatening women's fight for equality

OPINION: Women are multiply disadvantaged in the global economy. Tackling gender injustices could lead to both women's economic empowerment and wider economic growth, but as Francesca...

An event to encourage women in leadership, Rabat, Morocco. Credit: Ellie Kealey / Oxfam

Regional influencing for gender justice: watch the webinar

NEWS: What's the most effective way to influence regional organisations in order to advance women's rights and gender justice? This was the topic of a recent webinar organised by Oxfam's...

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Safeguarding: getting our own house in order

LEARNING: How can international organizations ensure that they practice what they preach when it comes to gender equality, women's rights and related issues around protection? Hannah Clare,...

Lydia, a leader in the Gbarlin co-operative, Liberia. Credit: Andy Hall/Oxfam

Women leading the way in economic empowerment in agriculture

NEWS: To mark International Women's Day 2016, Oxfam's Knowledge Hub on Women's Economic Empowerment (WEE) in Agriculture organised the 2016 Oxfam WEE Leadership Awards to recognise...

Hygienists at Oxfam managed Kumala community care centre in Sierra Leone. Pictured from left to right Lamrana B Sesay, Fatmata Jalloh, Bintu Kabba, Aminata Turay and Ramatu S Jalloh. The women are working to fight Ebola. Credit: Michelle Curran/Oxfam

Are the Sustainable Development Goals good news for women?

The 2015 Sustainable Development Goal agreement was a historic moment for development and for feminism. Much hope rests on the goals, but what will they really achieve, for people living in poverty,...

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Webinar: what if gender became an essential, standard element of vulnerability assessments?

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south Sudan

South Sudan: a battle of the sexes

Concepts of masculinity and femininity are deeply embedded in cultural beliefs and practices which underpin violence against women and inequality. Here Protection Project Manager, Kerry Akers, reflects...