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Tag: vaw

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Participants at the Women's March on London, 21st January 2017

A manifesto for a new era - or seven reasons why the Women’s March was different

Nikki van der Gaag reflects on her experience of the Women's March on London; why Oxfam supported it, why it was different from past events and where we can go from here. ...

Enough! Stop Violence Against Women and Girls

This is not bad luck it is sexist violence

Damaris Ruiz, Coordinator of Women's Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean, looks at the social acceptance of violence against women and what we can do to end it.  ...

 Rosalinda Dionisio. Credit: Campaign in Defense of Mother Earth

The Right to Defend Human Rights in an Unequal World: The case of Mexico

Defenders of human rights often put themselves at personal risk to carry out their work. This blog examines the vulnerabilities human rights and land rights activists face, especially female activists...

An event to promote girls' education in Mperembe in Mzimba

Make education safe for all: let girls learn!

Oxfam's Gender Justice Programme Coordinator in Malawi, Anthony Malunga, reflects on Malawi's education system and on what can be done to protect girls in the classroom and support their...

Global marches were held on 15 June 2016, demanding justice for Berta Cáceres, Credit: ICIJ.

31 Women Activists Murdered in 2015 - You Can Help Stop the Violence

International Women Human Rights Defenders Day was November 29th, you can support women on the front line defending rights. ...

Nigerian men play cards in a camp for IDPs and refugees, Diffa Region, Niger

The ladies' room

Kerry Akers talks about the careful considerations and interdisciplinary collaboration needed to ensure that protection work is not based on harmful assumptions. ...

Hollaback! Oxford incident map

Making invisible voices visible in online EVAW campaigns

Online spaces are not free from violence against women and girls (VAWG) but, in this blog, Amy O'Donnell and Miranda Dobson discuss how specific online platforms, including Hollaback! are supporting...

n a team meeting, Oxfam Female Food Hero contestants discuss a plan. From left to right are Winnie Mallya, Neema Hilonga, Eva Mageni, Rehema Lukali, and Edna Kiogwe.

Spread the bounty, credit the growers: A feminist approach to knowledge management

LEARNING: Knowledge management might not be the first thing one thinks of when tackling issues around Violence against Women and Girls and Gender Based Violence, but it can be essential for...

A street rally to mark the launch of the We Can campaign to end violence against women, in Gaibandha, Bangladesh, in September 2004

1 in 3 women suffer violence, but it's everyone's problem

NEWS:  1 in 3 women are estimated to directly experience violence. In the Gender & Development's latest journal, issues around violence against women and girls (VAWG) are explored...

Hoqook radio event, Cairo. Credit: Myriam Abdelaziz/Oxfam Novib

Can a radio series change attitudes and norms on violence against women?

LEARNING: Imagine you could just broadcast an entertaining radio soap opera, starring everyone's favourite celebrities, and listeners would change their attitudes and perceptions of norms...