A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
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Election year in Honduras is likely to be the worst ever for the murder of woman following an eight per cent increase in the first six months of 2013 compared to the same period last year said international agency Oxfam today.
There is growing evidence that an investment in women is an investment in a community's future. Deysi Román, now 43 years old, is beginning to understand the importance of her voice.
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.
Although female police are vital for Afghan women to be able to report crimes and access desperately-needed justice, only 1 per cent of the Afghan National Police is female.
In one of the poorest districts in Nepal, Oxfam supports a cooperative whose members grow vegetable seeds for commercial sale.
In Nigeria, we work with the public and private sectors and with civil society, to empower women and help them to claim their rights.