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".
Following the abuses revealed in the Panama Papers, world leaders attending the Spring Meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund this week must seize the moment to take decisive action and help end the era of tax havens, said Oxfam today.
Oxfam considers that systematic discrimination against women and girls is both a cause and a result of the inequality that drives poverty. Achieving women’s rights is a foundation for all development goals and for a safe and just world.
At the beginning were small amounts of money that allowed those women to start small income generating activities. Over time they became entrepreneurs with projects that changed the role of women and the power relations in the community.
The world faces an inequality crisis that is spiralling out of control. Across the world we are seeing the gap between the richest and the rest reach extremes not seen in a century.
Amidst bombings and shortages in fuel, food and vital supplies, a group of Yemeni women came together for an unconventional demonstration against the war and the lack of women’s rights. The campaign called on women to ride their bikes through the capital.
Hakim Mai, a 27 year old woman living in the Punjab Province, in Pakistan, has improved the life of her family and community, thanks to a project supported by Oxfam.
Four women who live in camps in South Sudan told us about their difficulties, their challenges and their hope.
Women play a very important role in addressing this major threat to food justice.
Changing attitudes through education and dialogue is central to the work of the Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust – a five-year women’s rights program.