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.
violence against women
Gender inequality is both the cause and the consequence of violence against women and girls, said Oxfam today, as the agency launches a new global campaign called “Enough: Together We Can End Violence Against Women and Girls” to stop one of the most prolific human rights violations.
Did you know that at least one in three women will experience some form of violence during their lifetime? It is one of the most widespread violations of human rights and has long-term devastating effects. It is time to say ‘enough is enough’. Join us.
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.
Take the Oxfam India quiz to find out how much freedom you enjoy.
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.