human rights violations

human rights violations

Oxfam’s studies on the crisis in the North-east reveal that alongside shocking levels of violence against women, men have been killed, abducted or detained during the conflict.

Missing men and boys, Nigeria’s unfolding tragedy

Since the beginning of the conflict in the Lake Chad Basin region in 2009, thousands of men and boys have been killed, captured or arbitrarily arrested in north-eastern Nigeria. These tragic stories are unfolding away from the headlines, as the crisis continues to affect thousands of people. Learn more and help us provide life-saving support to those who need it most.

Puerto Montt: shrines. Popular belief here is, that when a person is murdered, they die too soon and their spririt remains on earth. If the murder victim was a good person, then their spirit can do good deeds. Photo credit: Toby Adamson/Oxfam

The risks of defending human rights

Oxfam is deeply concerned about the worsening levels of violence, murder and repression against the men and women defending human rights in Latin America. This situation is linked to an economic model that fosters extreme inequality and has a negative impact on people’s basic rights.

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