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Photo: Maria Daniel, a female cocoa farmer in Nigeria. George Osodi/Panos

An investigation into four countries where Mars, Mondelez and Nestle purchase cocoa has shown that many women farmers face discrimination, unequal pay and hunger, leaving the companies’ social policies exposed as weak and needing work.

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The companies that make your favorite chocolate bars are not doing much to support the women who grow and pick cocoa for them. You can change this.

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More than 1,000 women marched for their rights on World Food Day in El Salvador.

Healthy food and a sustainable way to produce it were among the goals of the more than one thousand women who marched on World Food Day 2012 in San Salvador.

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Tahrir Square as Morsi elected Egypt's President/Abdel Rahman Youssef/Hoqook.com

Now that the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate Mohammed Morsi has become Egypt’s new president, some fear the end of the revolution and the beginning of an Arab winter. Voices among Oxfam’s partners in Egypt, however, remain optimistic.

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Afghani woman wearing a green scarf.

Famous women and men from throughout the world are backing the new Green Scarves for Solidarity campaign, which calls on world leaders to keep their promises to Afghan women 10 years since the start of military intervention in Afghanistan.

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The improvements for Afghan women’s rights gained over the last decade are at risk of slipping away and could be lost in a quick fix bargain for peace, Oxfam warned today.

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Credit: Louise Hancock/Oxfam

Afghan girls still face many barriers to receiving an education. The quality of education is highly variable, school conditions are often poor and nearly half a million girls who are enrolled do not regularly attend school. Girls and teachers explain their situation.

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