Amina Ehrary, a Herat resident and a 42-year-old mother of three, has spent most of her life fighting for women's rights. Credit: Freshta Ghani/Oxfam

Having spent most of his life fighting for women's rights, Amina Ehrary runs her own women counseling center where she advises, supports and gets access to justice for survivors of gender-based violence in Afghanistan. Her tireless efforts to change the lives of women has transformed her into a role model for other women and someone the community trusts. Read her story.

A child at a tap stand in Hassansham camp, Iraq. Credit: Tegid Cartwright/Oxfam

In rich countries, clean water is so plentiful and easily available that we simply take it for granted. Yet around the world, diseases from unsafe water kill more people each year than any other cause. Water is central to almost every aspect of Oxfam’s work. Find out more about these inequalities and what you can do about it.

 Kathmandu, Nepal: Durga Maharjan, founder and owner of a local weaving business. Durga trained at ACP, learning how to weave before starting her own business making bedspreads, which also employs others. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

After having learned intricate weaving skills from the Association for Craft Producers (ACP) - an Oxfam local partner -, Durga decided to set up a workshop at home and train all of her sisters and sisters-in-law. She is one of the 4,500 earthquake-affected families receiving Oxfam's support to create sustainable income through the promotion of fair trade.  Read her story.

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Oxfam fears worsening humanitarian needs in Gaza

The prolonged closure of crossings into Gaza could cut Palestinians off from essential goods such as fuel and food, threatening to further deteriorate what is already a dire humanitarian situation.


Destruction in Gaza. Photo: Iyad al Baba/Oxfam

Tim Holmes, Oxfam Program Manager, reports back on his recent visit to Gaza and reflects on the challenges people living there face in their daily lives.