Tagged: violence against women

Policy Paper
Patricia sweeping the yard, Uganda (2009). (c) Heather McClintock
Campaign article
Women from Nasapir village, Karamoja, Uganda. Photo: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

International Women’s Day offers us an opportunity to raise awareness of inequality and reminds us that the struggle for equality and positive change must continue. At Oxfam, we are working to make sure that women’s rights are upheld and advanced.


Every day women are raped, beaten and forced into marriage, but few of these crimes are reported.


Afghanistan is often described as one of the most dangerous countries for women, yet the country only has 1,551 female police officers—one for every 10,000 women.

Press Release

More women are urgently needed in the Afghan police force in order to reduce violence against women and ensure the safety of all Afghans, according to a report published by Oxfam today.

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Further action is urgently needed to recruit, train, retain and protect Afghan female police officers. This is critical for upholding the rights of Afghan women and girls in Afghanistan.

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.

Press Release
We Can Assembly, March 2006. Photo: Annie Bungeroth/Oxfam

In solidarity with the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence, Oxfam is urging governments to speed up the implementation of agreed standards to end violence against women in all its forms.

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