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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. ...

The 500 Men March, held during the 16 Days of Activism in November 2012. Credit: Oxfam in Zambia

I Care About Her: what I’ve learnt about messaging in women’s rights campaigning

How can we increase the impact of our women's rights programming, without compromising our message? Laurie Adams, Oxfam's women's rights director, reflects and looks at Oxfam Zambia's...

Dusk in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, India. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith

SafetiPin: A tool to measure safety in cities

In the latest issue of Gender & Development Kalpana Viswanath writes about SafetiPin, an innovative app that she co-founded to support community and women's safety in cities. Here, she...

Mother and daughter stand outside the small, single-room shack which is their home, in Mukuru informal settlement, in Nairobi, Kenya, on March 28, 2014. The girl goes to a Mukuru school where Oxfam partner Sanergy has installed Fresh Life toilets, which replace unsanitary pit latrines. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Why have sex and the city when you can have gender?

The new issue of the Gender & Development journal looks at women's rights and the promotion of gender equality in the urban environment. Here G&D's Editor, Caroline Sweetman, draws...

Bernarda Paniagua Santana in front of her business in Villa Eloisa de las Cañitas, Dominican Republic. Credit: Oxfam/Pablo Tosco

Tackling the gender pay gap via the G20 and C20

Valeria González Rangel, Oxfam Mexico International Initiatives Coordinator, writes about the importance of tackling women's economic inequality through international forums such as the G20....

Photo: Olga Rosine Adou is the president of COOPASA, a cocoa cooperative in Agboville, Ivory Coast. She says international companies that buy cocoa from the women she represents could do more to improve their livelihoods. Credit: Peter DiCampo / Oxfam America

The truth about women and chocolate – soft promises or solid change?

Two years ago, three of the world's biggest cocoa companies made commitments to women in their supply chains. Sarah Zoen, Senior Policy Advisor with Oxfam America's Private Sector Department, looks...

Focus group discussion, North Kivu, DRC (2014). Credit: Phil Moore.

Raising women's voices in the DRC: challenges and revelations

For the fourth year in a row, Oxfam has conducted a survey of community protection needs and concerns in two eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), North Kivu and...

Photo: Nune Avakyan heads an Oxfam-sponsored leadership training group. Credit: Oxfam in Armenia

Planting seeds of a brighter future: Gomk’s female agricultural co-op

Continuing our series of blogs for International Women's Day, Serouj Aprahamyan, a volunteer at Oxfam in Armenia, looks at how a women's agricultural co-op in Armenia is empowering women...

Activists dance at the SRC. (Credit: Oxfam in Zimbabwe)

Championing women's rights in Southern Africa

Regional gender lead, Chloe Safier, introduces a new set of Oxfam case studies about women's rights programming in Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. ...