violence against women
Cases of sexual abuse and gender-based violence in Nigeria are usually not reported due a "culture of silence" imposed on women and girls. Watch as popular Nigerian actress Bimbo Akintola breaks it and unravels these serious abuses faced by the "silent woman of the North-East".
Oxfam believes that violence against women is not a marginal or trivial issue in relation to development, and is one of the most widespread barriers to Oxfam's mission to end poverty. Oxfam across the Middle East and Commonwealth of Independent States is responding to the 16 Days of Activism.
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In 2000, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1325 to uphold women’s rights in conflict and their roles in peace and security. This briefing argues that 15 years on, the UN and Member States should use a formal review of the Women, Peace and Security agenda as a crucial opportunity to address key gaps.
Three months since the first earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, thousands of people still live outside in temporary shelters. Living in communal shelters has been challenging especially for women.
A joint call from the leaders of ActionAid, AWID, Civicus, Greenpeace and Oxfam on the eve of the World Social Forum in Tunis.
Emeli Sande visited Zambia in 2014 to witness some of the challenges that the country faces and how Oxfam is helping to empower women and protect rights to health care and education.
Changing attitudes through education and dialogue is central to the work of the Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust – a five-year women’s rights program.
Photographer Lalage Snow travelled to four provinces across Afghanistan and photographed 30 women. They all share a deep sense of hope for their children and their country's future.