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.
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.
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".
Pakistan’s education system is at breaking point: at least seven million children are not in primary school. To help, our girls’ education program is constructing model schools.