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Participants listening to President’s speech. Credit: Oxfam/Katha Haru

Making history: the day women activists lobbied Nepal’s Prime Minister and President

On December 10, Lorina Sthapit, Gender Justice Programme Coordinator, accompanied 150 women from Makwanpur and Surkhet districts of Nepal as they marched to the offices of the Prime Minister and...

Tea picking in Mulanje, Southern Malawi. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Gender mainstreaming in Malawi’s tea sector

Together with Oxfam, the Ethical Tea Partnership recently organised a workshop looking at gender mainstreaming in Malawi's tea industry as part of Malawi 2020, a scheme to improve living standards...

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...

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...

Why the moral imperatives for women's empowerment trump economic reasons

What are the effects of inequitable economic growth on gender inequality? Researcher, Daria Ukhova, shares evidence of how income inequalities in emerging economies can exacerbate inequalities between...

Members of the Kibabi WASH Committee Meeting (men and women) 04 November - North Kivu, Eastern Congo. Credit: Eleanor Farmer/Oxfam

Women, men and poverty: an introduction to gender justice

When it comes to poverty and gender inequalities everyone loses out - women, men, boys, girls, communities, the economy, the environment - the list goes on. But it doesn't have to be like this....

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...