Beyond a phone in your pocket: feminist analysis of the digital age

Amy O'Donnell Gender, Gender & Development Journal, ICT4D

Amy O’Donnell, a specialist on digital technologies at Oxfam and Board member of anti-harassment charity Hollaback!, outlines the Gender & Development Journal’s new ICTs issue and two launch events.  Having a phone in your pocket isn’t necessarily as empowering and life-changing as it’s cracked up to be. Development actors are having a passionate moment with ICTs right now, and certainly digital offers …

Why are we marching? Challenging the ‘new normal’

Nikki van der Gaag Gender, Influencing

‘Truth will prevail over fake news, solidarity over autocracy, love over hatred.’ Nikki van der Gaag, explains why Oxfam is supporting the Women’s March in London tomorrow as President Trump visits the UK. In January 2017, the estimated three million women (and many thousands of men) from all over the world who marched against the policies enacted by the newly …

Visions of a feminist future

Srushti Mahamuni Gender

What would a truly feminist world look like? Srushti Mahamuni explores the visions shared by representatives of feminist organizations and Oxfam staff at a recent learning event. Imagine its 2050 and you wake up one bright and sunny morning – the world as you know it has changed, for the better. It’s an inclusive, diverse and respectful world – it …

Co-creating feminist innovation: Lessons learned from the Roots Lab design process

Chloe Safier Gender

Roots Lab is an exciting new social innovation lab for young women’s rights, created in partnership with FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund, Global Fund for Women, Oxfam, and the Young Foundation. Chloe Safier takes us through how and why it came about.  “My mom was a fighter, she taught me to believe in other women. I believe in every single …

A good place to start: The 13th International Feminist Forum

Nikki van der Gaag Gender

Oxfam recently attended AWID’s 13th International Feminist Forum in Brazil. Here Oxfam Great Britain’s Director of Women’s Rights and Gender Justice, Nikki Van Der Gaag, reflects on the conference. ot many people start their new job by travelling to Brazil on their first day, but as Oxfam GB’s new Director of Gender Justice and Women’s Rights it was really important …