Tagged: gender justice

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On October 17, 2010, 20,000 women and men participated in a march in Bukavu to demand economic and social changes, demilitarization and the end of rape as a weapon of war. Oxfam and our partners joined women who travelled from 41 countries to attend the march.

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Progress in girls’ education, one of the rare Afghan success stories of the last nine years and vital to the long-term development and stability of the country, is under threat, 16 aid agencies including Oxfam and CARE warned today in a new report.

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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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Giant sand sculpture, Cancun. Photo: Ainhoa Goma/Oxfam

For the past year we have all operated under the hangover of Copenhagen: the disappointment, suspicion, scepticism and disorientation. And while there was so much more that could have been accomplished at Cancun, the other side of these talks is a better place to be.

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Solar panels in Las Tunas, Cuba. Photo: Oxfam

With Oxfam’s support, the National Association of Small Farmers has invested in the production of organic fertilizers and solar panel driven water pumps that provide irrigation for vegetable gardens and water for animal husbandry.

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Every three years Oxfam Canada members join together to meet Oxfam program partners from around the world and discuss our role in the global movement for change. The 2010 gathering explored the themes of gender based violence, maternal health, poverty, security, climate change, and food security.

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With the help of the Aaroh campaign, women in Uttar Pradesh are gaining recognition as farmers so that they own agricultural land and access institutional credit, new technologies and government programs.

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There are few teachers in Jalalabad, Afghanitan, and students have very few books, no chairs or desks and most importantly no shelter from the sun or rain. Credit: Shah Bibi/ACBAR

As President Barrack Obama prepares for a much-anticipated meeting with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai next week in Washington, DC, aid agency Oxfam International urges the two leaders to prioritize the safety of millions of Afghan civilians who continue to be caught in the conflict.

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A woman (identity hidden) lies on the bed in a small room in Goma used as a safe haven for women survivors of sexual assault. Credit: Liz Lucas/Oxfam America

An Oxfam-commissioned survey reveals that sixty percent of rape victims were gang raped. More than half of the assaults took place in their own homes. There has also been a shocking increase in the number of civilian rapists.

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