gender based violence

gender based violence

Women in conflict zones

No-one can escape the devastating grip of war. For women, it can mark a point of no return. But it can also be a door to new opportunities. Through examples from Iraq, the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Yemen, this report analyses the impact war and occupation have had on the lives of women.
Mona, who fled the frontlines three years ago, can give only bread and tea to her children, the youngest of whom is malnourished. Photo: Sami Jassar/Oxfam in Yemen.

Yemen's shattered food economy and its desperate toll on women

Food security in Yemen is critically dependent on imports and incomes. Both have been knowingly undermined by parties to the conflict over many months. For women, the impact of eating last and least is crippling, and coping mechanisms are becoming increasingly desperate.
For many women and girls home is a dangerous place. The most common form of VAWG is intimate partner violence: globally, it is estimated that 30% of women experience this form of abuse.

Ten harmful beliefs that perpetuate violence against women and girls

One in three women will experience violence in her lifetime. Whilst there is no single cause for such violence, some of the strongest factors are harmful social norms that contribute to gender inequality. Read more on these harmful beliefs and join us to say ‘Enough’ to violence against women and girls.
Young activists who are part of the ACTÚA, Detén la violencia campaign in Bolivia.

‘Let’s stop thinking it is normal’

This collated research report is based on formative research from 12 countries across Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Pacific. The report identifies dominant and common patterns in the social norms that perpetuate violence against women and girls.
Jóvenes bolivianos en manifestación del 25 de noviembre en contra de la violencia contra mujeres y niñas en La Paz, Bolivia. Foto: Yamil Antonio/Oxfam

Breaking the mould

This report analyzes the beliefs of young people aged 15 to 25 from eight Latin American and Caribbean countries, about violence and partner relationships. These beliefs lead young people to reproduce the inequalities they see in society and to view acts of male violence as “normal”.

International Women’s Day 2018: Oxfam stands with women everywhere

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.

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