How much does it cost to stop a cycle of violence in South Sudan? It’s less than you might think…

Sylvia Brown Conflict, Fragile contexts, Innovation

What’s the biggest barrier to community-led peacebuilding in South Sudan? Often, it’s simply that volunteer peacebuilders can’t get the transport they need to reach the warring parties. In a blog for the International Day for Living Together in Peace, Sylvia Brown explains how an investment of just $28,000 can calm an inter-community conflict – and protect lives and livelihoods.

Four ways women can help to end the Middle East’s water crisis

Sally Abi Khalil Gender, Water, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

We know women have to be at the heart of designing and delivering the response to the region’s water problems, says Oxfam MENA’s Sally Abi Khalil. She sets out four principles for a fresh, feminist approach to managing water.

‘They offered me nothing for what they had destroyed’: how the scramble for clean-energy minerals is hurting African communities

Dailes Judge Climate Change, Indigenous People, Natural Resources

Today’s mining boom may not be driven by the overt colonialist motives of the past – but the parallels are there, say Dailes Judge and Veronica Zano of Oxfam in Africa.

‘Let me be the last survivor’: Lessons from six years of action to end violence against women and girls in South and East Asia

Megan Lowthers Gender, Violence Against Women and Girls

In our second blog for the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence, Oxfam Canada’s Megan Lowthers looks back on six years of the Creating Spaces project, which offers powerful examples of how communities can mobilise to tackle GBV and win new laws to protect women and girls After years in an abusive marriage, Sonali, 23, visited a support centre …