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Date: Nov 2015

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Doling out portions of the traditional food nshima, or maize meal, in Zambia. Credit: Abbie-Trayler Smith/Oxfam

Delicious, disgusting, dangerous: how global eating habits are changing

There's a food revolution going on all over the world and the young are at the forefront of it; but how much are they the leaders? And how much are they the ones being led? John Magrath, Programme...

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...

Hazna, a 38 years old hindu, 2 children stands in a makeshift camp along the road in the district Mirpur Khas district, Sindh, Pakistan on November 3, 2011

Gender and Development talks resilience

How are men and women affected differently by shocks and stresses, and how can a women's rights approach be applied? Caroline Sweetman, Editor of the Gender & Development journal, introduces...

Volunteers Jane Foote and Judith Crichton packing food at Tower Hamlets food bank.

Measuring poverty in the UK and why it matters

Graham Whitham, Oxfam's Senior Policy Advisor on UK Poverty and Inequality explains why poverty in developed nations cannot be separated from a relative lack of material resources. Income and...

Sanitation to fuel

From faeces to fuel: innovation in sanitation

2.5 billion people around the world do not have access to decent sanitation. On World Toilet Day our WASH Coordinator, Brian McSorley, describes some of the innovative ways in which Oxfam is working...

Examples of latrines. Credit: Audrey Andwati/Oxfam

Grand designs for low-cost latrines

A project in Northern Kenya using a build your own bog approach, otherwise known as Community-Led Total Sanitation, has led to some unusual and encouraging results. Oxfam's Public Health Promoter...

Women involved in the Raising Her Voice programme in Pakistan. Credit: Irina Werning/Oxfam

Taking Oxfam’s evaluations to another level

The best evaluations of development programmes combine qualitative and quantitative data. But working out how to use the data harmoniously and adapt research to fit the latest findings is not straightforward....

Oxfam Georgia staff with farmers from Colombia. Credit:Oxfam

Farming and food security: sharing learning from Colombia to Georgia

Sharing experiences with other country programmes can lead to strategic insights. Nino Edilashvili, Oxfam's Food Security Programme Officer in Georgia, recently attended a conference in Colombia...

Measurement of national success according to NEF

Success is not just measured by GDP

Good jobs, wellbeing, health, the environment and fairness could be the best indicators of national success, according to the New Economics Foundation (NEF). Bethany Farr, Team Coordinator for our...