Tagged: violence against women
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.
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.
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.
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.