violence against women

violence against women

Infographic on funding pledge by DAC donors for peace and security programming in fragile states, 2012 and 2013

Women, Peace and Security: Keeping the promise

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.

Radhika Majhi, 25, stands in front of her makeshift shelter in Khadgabhanjyang VDC-4 in Nuwakot district. Credit: Roshani Kapali

Nepal: Building shelters for women

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. 

Afghan Women. Photo: Lalage Snow/Oxfam

Female voices from Afghanistan

Thirteen years after the fall of the Taliban regime, there have been tangible gains for Afghan women. But many Afghan women remain highly vulnerable and more work is needed to protect them and their rights.

Girls participating in Oxfam‟s Great Idea project in Parwan Province, Afghanistan. Photo: © Lalage Snow/Oxfam

Behind Closed Doors

Women’s rights have been held up as one of the most tangible gains of the international intervention in Afghanistan, but these gains remain fragile and are at an increasing risk of erosion.


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