violence against women
At least one in three women worldwide will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, often perpetrated by an intimate partner. Violence against women and girls is a
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.
Soon after her 18th birthday, Zahra’s father attempted to force her into a marriage with an abusive drug addict.
Afghanistan is often described as one of the most dangerous countries for women, yet the country only has 1551 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.
Only 1 per cent of the Afghan National Police is female.
Women’s leadership is a fundamental part of our work, and why we put women’s rights at the heart of everything we do.
What progress has been made towards ending violence against women worldwide?