Not one more: ending femicide in Honduras

Oxfam Gender, Governance, Rights

OPINION: On International Women’s Day Juan Carlos Arita, Oxfam’s Regional Programme Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean, reflects on the tragic murder of human rights activist Berta Cáceres and calls for an end to violence against women in Honduras where 4,400 women have been murdered in the last decade. Sometimes I get confused, is it femicide or feminicide? The …

Are the Sustainable Development Goals good news for women?

Caroline Sweetman Gender, Gender & Development Journal

The 2015 Sustainable Development Goal agreement was a historic moment for development and for feminism. Much hope rests on the goals, but what will they really achieve, for people living in poverty, and for women in particular? Valeria Esquivel  and Caroline Sweetman introduce some of the analysis in the latest issue of the Gender & Development journal. Agenda 2030 and …

Webinar: what if gender became an essential, standard element of vulnerability assessments?

Oxfam Gender

News:  Did you miss this? You can watch the full webinar presentation below:      Vulnerability Assessments (VAs) can be useful tools in providing key insights for NGOs and other development stakeholders. But what is the best way to integrate gender, and how can we use them to design programmes which have resilience-building measures and risk reduction strategies at their heart? …

South Sudan: a battle of the sexes

Kerry Akers Conflict, Emergencies, Gender, Humanitarian

Concepts of masculinity and femininity are deeply embedded in cultural beliefs and practices which underpin violence against women and inequality. Here Protection Project Manager, Kerry Akers, reflects on the nuances between gender and the roles of protector, victim and perpetrator in conflict affected areas of South Sudan. When the village is attacked the boys big enough to fight run with …

Social change for and by young women

Oxfam Gender, Inequality, Poverty in the UK, Youth

What’s the most effective way of supporting young women to create the change they want to see in the world? FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund, The Global Fund for Women, Oxfam and the Young Foundation are collaborating to respond to this question. Aly Marczynski explains how. The Roots Lab, a new social innovation lab, will test the most effective …

Twitter debate: what can development frameworks do for women?

Oxfam Gender

News:  March 7th, 15:00 GMT | @OxfamGBPolicy & @GaDJournal For International Women’s Day 2016, Oxfam Policy & Practice is hosting a joint twitter debate with the Gender & Development Journal on development frameworks and women. Talking to development practitioners, we’ll be exploring people’s concerns with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), from a women’s rights perspective. How have previous global frameworks …

Women, peace and security in the Middle East and North Africa

Julie Diallo Gender, Inequality

Women in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) face many difficulties and inequalities in their daily lives, and conflict in the region only exacerbates the situation. Julie Diallo and Sariah Ghazzaoui introduce the first in a series of new webinars on gender justice hosted by Oxfam’s Regional Gender Justice Programme, exploring peace and security for women. “(…) now, people …

Making history: the day women activists lobbied Nepal’s Prime Minister and President

Oxfam Gender, Governance, Rights

On December 10, Lorina Sthapit, Gender Justice Programme Coordinator, accompanied 150 women from Makwanpur and Surkhet districts of Nepal as they marched to the offices of the Prime Minister and President, to present a memorandum calling for an end to violence against women and girls and the strengthening of women’s status in Nepal. It had been a long wait for …

Gender mainstreaming in Malawi’s tea sector

Oxfam Gender, Private sector

Together with Oxfam, the Ethical Tea Partnership recently organised a workshop looking at gender mainstreaming in Malawi’s tea industry as part of Malawi 2020, a scheme to improve living standards for Malawi’s tea workers. Here Heleen Bulckens, Programme Manager at the Ethical Tea Partnership, explains what they learnt. Women make up about 30% of Malawi’s 50,000-strong tea sector workforce. They …