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Ending violence against women – are we there yet?

Daniela Rosche is Oxfam Novib's Policy & Advocacy Advisor on Women's Rights and Gender Justice. Here, she writes from the UN's 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women...

Nazma Begum, 40, mother of four, collecting water, Uttar Tarabunia, Shariatpur district, Bangladesh. Credit: Shehab Uddin / DRIK / Oxfam GB

Inspiring change through gender budgeting

This week we continue to celebrate International Women's Day, taking the importance of learning and training as our theme Dr Julia Ahmed, gender programme coordinator for Oxfam in Bangladesh,...

Lia Gvianshvili in Galavani Credit: Caroline Berger/Oxfam

How foraging for fruit is changing lives in Georgia

Georgia is almost entirely dependent on agricultural imports and reliant on an inefficient soviet farming system. But with Oxfam's support things are starting to change.  To mark International...

Gulnara Ahmadov prepares her daughter Gulmira for school, Kelenterli, Azerbaijan. Credit: David Levene/Oxfam

Who cares about care?

How can women fulfil their potential economically, socially, and politically if the majority of their time is tied up in unpaid household care duties? As part of our International Women's Day...

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...

Chum Kor helps her daughter with her homework in Kampong Tong Province, Cambodia. Credit: Simon Rawles/Oxfam

Women and girls: the smart choice and the right choice

Oxfam's Deputy International Director Sue Turrell reflects on the Secretary of State for Development's Speech on women and girls. ...

Cover image from Oxfam VAW action plan paper. Credit: Heather McClintock/Oxfam

What will it take to end violence against women?

Fresh from the Commission on the Status of Women meeting in New York, Daniela Rosche argues that there is too much rhetoric and not enough action in the struggle to end violence against women. ...

The Women Leaders

Women making change in Nepal

In January, Dow Punpiputt met some of the women leaders who took part in the Raising Her Voice project in Nepal.  Here she gives a personal response to the impact of meeting with these inspirational...

Wubalem (second right) and neighbours load racks taken from a modern hive into a centrifuge that will separate the honey from the wax. The racks, complete with wax, will then be replaced in the hive. Credit: Tom Pietrasik/Credit

A taste of honey - reaching marginalised women in Ethiopia

At Oxfam, much like Hannibal from 1980s cult classic, the A-Team we love it when a plan comes together, which is why we are so pleased that our research into Women's Collective Action (WCA)...