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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...

erta Cáceres, founder of National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH). Credit: Goldman Environmental Prize http://bit.ly/1Qr9f6f

Not one more: ending femicide in Honduras

OPINION: On International Women's Day Juan Carlos Arita, Oxfam's Regional Programme Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean, reflects on the tragic murder of human rights activist...

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,...

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...

Women march mining

Women's Everyday Resilience in Opposing Large Scale Mining

Mining in Latin America is big business and provides a substantial percentage of GDP, but is the economy a true measurement of 'Development'? Dr. Katy Jenkins, Co-Director of the Centre for...

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...

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....

Women at home in Azerbaijan. Credit: David Levene /Oxfam

Violence against women in Azerbaijan: big challenge, weak policy

The establishment of laws to prevent violence against women is just one step towards tackling the problem. Here, Gunel Mehdiyeva, national gender programme officer for Azerbaijan, explains why the...

Highlights

Women's rights, the Nepal earthquake, influencing in Mali, and climate politics

We've picked out the key ideas and themes from this month's blog posts. We hope you're inspired to follow the links and read on. Look out for more highlights in the coming months. ...