Tagged: gender

Press Release
Women during a rally in India, in 2007. Photo: Rajendra Shaw/Oxfam

Oxfam strongly condemns the brutal sexual assault and subsequent death of a young woman in Delhi and calls for immediate systemic response to the increasing trend of violence against women in the country.

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Oxfam Ambassador and photographer Helena Christensen is back from Turkana, Northern Kenya -- one of the many regions in the Horn of Africa that have been affected by the severe drought that has put over 13 million people at risk.

Emergency Article
Naima Abu Shawareb and her children, in Gaza. Photo: Karl Schembri/Oxfam

As regular power cuts and fuel shortages, due to the blockade, continue in Gaza, the electricity crisis puts more economic and physical pressures on women.

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Here is another in our series of videos to take you inside Oxfam's response to East Africa food crisis. Alice Mwanda shows us how she organizes getting trucks of equipment delivered to the camp, as well as managing the challenge of being a woman giving direction to men.

Emergency Article
Shawl, quilt and sweater distribution. Credit: Jane Beesley

In September we visited women in the small village of Jarray who had just started to make shawls as part of the Cash for Work and winterization programs. Two months on, we asked them what they had spent their money on and what they thought about the program.

Emergency Article
Credit: Jane Beesley/Oxfam

In most emergencies women are significantly more affected than men, and in far greater numbers. In our work we recognize not only that men and women have different roles in most societies, but that women are often marginalized.

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