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Date: Nov 2012

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A worker at the SOFA victim support centre, Haiti. Credit: Caroline Irby/Oxfam

Tackling sexual violence: shaping the UK Government’s initiative

Last Sunday marked International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Why is this day important? Well, it serves as a reminder that violence against women happens across the world every...

A new era begins when work doesn’t end poverty anymore

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation figures released this week, updating the state of play in poverty and social exclusion in the UK, ring all too true with the experience of people Oxfam works with every...

Watching a play in Biona Ranja village square, Samarpan, India. Rajendra Shaw/Oxfam

The ‘We Can’ movement - a step towards the elimination of violence against women

Our guest blogger Dr Prasanna Poornachandra asks when will we see the elimination of violence against women and argues that the 'We Can' campaign's success at creating collective social...

Commonwealth flags

Will they take their seat at the table? Commonwealth needs to show leadership over Arms Trade Treaty

Despite the active involvement of many member states, the Commonwealth has never taken a strategic role in the UN's Arms Trade Treaty negotiations. Today, as a new report by the UK...

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. ...

Gender & Development in words

To ensure women’s rights move forward, we need to repoliticise - outcomes from the Beyond Gender Mainstreaming Learning Project

Last year, Gender & Development set out to discover where Gender Mainstreaming is 15 years on from when the approach was first agreed. The Learning Project brought together activists and...

Aberra Chane, Ethiopian farmer. Credit: Crispin Hughes/Oxfam

Smallholders must be part of the solution to the food crisis

A food production crisis is facing the planet, but smallholder farmers could offer a significant part of the solution, says Colin McQuistan.  ...

Ekta Parishad marchers

Marching towards hope... a historic land march in India

In India a coalition called Ekta Parishad recently embarked on a month long march calling for land rights for the poorest people in India. The good news is they're winning. ...