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Marcha feminicidio Bolivia. Photo: Philippe Boily

From Nigeria to Canada to the UK gender-based violence knows no borders

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is a global campaign, bookended quite deliberately by two international days of reflection and action which open and close it: the International...

Nada's story is part of Oxfam's 16 Days of Activism Campaign against Gender Violence.

"He had locked me out. He didn't even let me collect my clothes."

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. November 25th is a day set aside to raise awareness and trigger action on this global problem. Here, Nay el Rahi tells...

"I wanted to go to university"

Women's rights have been held up as one of the most tangible gains of the international intervention in Afghanistan. Yet, despite 13 years of promises from the international community that women's...

Fighting for political participation in Tunisia

On April 23 dozens of Tunisian women gathered in front of the National Assembly in the capital to protest against moves to curtail women's rights and ensure that women enjoy equal representation...

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Women of the North East stand up for their rights

Our Routes to Solidarity programme works with minority ethnic women in the UK affected by poverty, inequality and discrimination. Sara Ganassin explains how women in north-east England are using...

End sexual violence in conflict

Why peace in Syria is dependent on women's inclusion

Jane Remme, our regional gender adviser for the Middle East and Commonwealth of Independent States, attended this week's summit on sexual violence in conflict and came away inspired by the...

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87 seconds to capture five years of change. Can it be done?

It may not have had a red carpet premiere, but as Jacky Repila explains, the Raising Her Voice animation, launched this week is cause for celebration. Here, she gives us her guide to the making of...

Women participate in a meeting of the 'Nari Utthan' (women ascending) Community Discussion Class, Nepal. Credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

How will you Raise Her Voice?

Yesterday Emily Brown, Oxfam's Gender and Governance Advisor launched a new animation on women's political voice - and today, to inspire you, she shares a selection of the finest feminist...

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Raising her voice: making women’s invisibility, visible

Oxfam's Raising Her Voice programme set out to support women's voices to be heard with greater confidence in political, public and private life. As we launch a new animation on what this...

Noorkishili Naing’isa, a woman leader from Tanzania. Credit: Geoff Sayer/Oxfam

Beyond the headcount: leadership for women's rights

Chloe Safier introduces a new guide to placing women's rights at the centre of development organisations and programmes. Transformative leadership goes beyond headcounts of women in senior positions,...