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A girl at school in Pakistan. Credit: Irina Werning/Oxfam

‘Vote no to women graduates!’ Getting education right for women

Education is a fundamental human right, but what's needed to ensure a quality empowering education for all?  Gender & Development editor Caroline Sweetman introduces the Education...

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,...

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...

Making gender justice a reality training participants. Credit: Oxfam

In her shoes: gender justice training in Afghanistan

Putting women's rights at the heart of all we do begins with our own teams and ways of working. Nina Gora describes a series of training workshops with Oxfam staff in Afghanistan.  ...

Three women paint together in a Syrian Voice workshop

Unmasking violence: Syrian women paint stories

Oxfam partner ARDD-Legal Aid is a Jordan-based human rights organisation, which implements the Voice refugee-centred project. As part of the 16 days of activism campaign, ARDD-Legal Aid raised awareness...

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...

Women carry dustbins and brooms in Mangaize refugee camp, Niger. Credit: Boubacar Soumaré/Oxfam

Call to action: ending violence against women in emergencies

Today, governments, UN agencies, and NGOs are gathering in London to pledge action to address violence against women and girls in emergencies. Caroline Green asks, what is this all about? What's...

Tatu in Tanzania, a female food hero finalist in 2012, harvesting potatoes that she sells, along with other vegetables, in the city of Dar es Salaam some 350kms away

Broken promises: rural women hit hardest by corporate land deals

Tatu in Tanzania, a female food hero finalist in 2012, harvesting potatoes that she sells, along with other vegetables, in the city of Dar es Salaam some 350kms away. Small-scale...