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Activists who worked with Raising Her Voice partners lobbying for the domestic violence bill in Uganda. Credit: Oxfam

Violence against women: changing attitudes and laws

Around the world women and men are taking part in 16 days of activism to eliminate violence against women. Cat Meredith examines Oxfam's approach to changing attitudes and laws,...

The women from Puspa Pahadi's community discussion class, Surkhet, Nepal. Credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

Dear Oxfam, an evaluator writes...

This week we have been highlighting the lessons from the five-year Raising Her Voice programme. Here, we post an open letter to Oxfam from the evaluator who assessed the programme at key points and...

A rally for the domestic violence bill in Pakistan. Credit: Oxfam

When women get together great things are possible - lessons from Raising Her Voice

For five years Raising Her Voice worked in 17 countries to promote women's participation and influence in decision making. Here Emily Brown, programme coordinator, shares her lessons as we launch...

Veeru Kohli. Credit: Sara Faruqi/Dawn.com

Veeru Kohli – the ultimate outsider

When Veeru Kohli stood as independent candidate in Hyderabad's provincial elections on 11  May 2013 she made history. Jacky Repila explains how Oxfam's Raising Her Voice programme...

Image from the alternate court against femicide

'We will not allow their deaths to go unpunished.' Join the day of action against femicide in Honduras

A day of action is taking place in Honduras on Wednesday to show solidarity with the 3,000 mothers, daughters and sisters who have been violently killed in that country in the last decade. Jacky...

History is made as Nigeria passes domestic violence law

As we celebrate Nigeria's parliamentary approval of a landmark bill on gender based violence, we ask what, and who, made the difference the third time around? ...

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...

The Mmusi family alongside Raising Her Voice logo

"My father, my home" — Botswana ruling in favour of daughters' right to inherit

A recent ruling giving four Botswana sisters the right to inherit their family home adds to the growing tide of legislative change giving men and women equal rights to land and property. ...