violence against women
Please watch Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International, deliver a message from Oxfam on International Women's Day.
For us at Oxfam, this year International Women’s Day is a day for deep reflection. Seeing how some women were abused by some of our own staff is very painful. We stand with the victims and the survivors. We stand for justice for those who suffered. And we’re not going to give up our fight for women’s rights and gender equality around the world.
When young people believe that women prove their love by forgiving their partners, and that men prove theirs by controlling women, love becomes jealousy.
FMO and FinnFund, two of the biggest funders of the Agua Zarca hydroelectric project in Honduras, today announced their exit from the venture. This comes more than a year after the murder of the Indigenous rights defender Berta Caceres and a subsequent campaign by Oxfam and allies pushing them to drop the project.
This multi-country research report examines the problem of implementation gaps – government failures to fulfill their legislative obligations to address and prevent violence against women and girls.
"Women and girls are today bravely taking a stand and Oxfam stands with them in solidarity," said Winnie Byanyima, Oxfam International Executive Director and women’s rights leader, this International Women’s Day.
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.