Who is asking whom? Does it matter?

Jaynie Vonk Real Geek

In this blog we look at data from DRC, Zambia and the Occupied Palestinian Territory to see how interviewer and interviewee characteristics, especially gender, affect household-level information. Gender is one important factor shaping inequalities of power at play across scales, in private and public spheres and across contexts. In carrying out quantitative impact evaluations at Oxfam, we have been working to shed light …

Local to global campaigns challenging power and patriarchy

Charikleia Poucha Gender, Influencing, Violence Against Women and Girls

Chariklea Poucha and Gopika Bashi describe how co-creation, innovation & taking a feminist approach to campaigning has enabled the Enough campaign to start shifting social norms that perpetuate violence against women and girls. Over the past decade, we’ve witnessed the extraordinary power of people coming together to demand a fairer world. The Occupy movement highlighted the ever-increasing wealth divide. #MeToo …

Empowering girls and women through ICTs

Kirsten Bickford Gender, ICT4D, Innovation Leave a Comment

Empowering girls and women through ICTs isn’t just a question of social justice, it’s also smart economics. Kirsten Bickford explains why. Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are often cited as the essential backbone behind socio-economic growth. It’s the industry seen to embody the agility and innovation underpinning our future work force and driving improved outcomes for sustainable development. These are …

St. Valentine’s Day: Celebrating Healthy Relationships and Challenging Violence

Bethan Cansfield Gender, Violence Against Women and Girls Leave a Comment

This Saint Valentine’s Day, Bethan Cansfield and Lourdes Montero look at what it means to have a healthy relationship and how unhealthy ones may be formed. oday, many couples, in many countries will be celebrating Saint Valentine’s Day – or ‘El día de los enamorados’ (‘Day of Lovers’) in some Latin American countries. Whilst a chance to celebrate the spectrum …

This is not bad luck it is sexist violence

james Gender, Violence Against Women and Girls Leave a Comment

Damaris Ruiz, Coordinator of Women’s Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean, looks at the social acceptance of violence against women and what we can do to end it.  “What bad luck I had with that man”. That’s what a teenage friend told me 25 years ago and I still think about this phrase with the same frustration. My friend …

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

Nikki van der Gaag Gender Leave a Comment

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 …