“The day we will dance”: Voices of women in the midst of conflicts in West and Central Africa

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In West and Central Africa, women have lost their “dance partners”, who have been killed by armed groups, disappeared or gone away.

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How your donation is helping train future female leaders in Pakistan

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Many 17-year-olds look forward to the moment when they can legally vote but not many plan to stand for election the same year.

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Igniting change: Shifting harmful gender norms in the Pacific

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Oxfam is working towards shifting harmful gender norms in the Pacific.

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Kathmandu, Nepal: Durga (4th from L), founder and owner of a local weaving business with her employees. Together we're supporting thousands of women like Durga to set up their own businesses in Nepal.

How you’re helping women artisans set up shop in Nepal

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Thanks to you, we’re able to support 2700 earthquake-affected men and women with the tools and training to set up their own businesses in Nepal.

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What She Makes Game

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Try out this classroom round table role play/ debate game!

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A shaky arrival in Nepal

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Lives were lost, homes reduced to rubble, and livelihoods shattered — but Muna survived. And amid the chaos, she welcomed her second son into the world.

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Leading the way along the Salween River

How one local woman is mobilising villages to show their love for the free-flowing river, and defying those who wish to exploit it.

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Cycling with Grace in Malawi

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We know that education gives young people a path out of poverty. But the pathway to education is, quite literally, long and bumpy in Southern Malawi. So we’re breaking the cycle of poverty with… well, with cycles.

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Oxfam is helping local rice farmers in Vietnam work smarter and grow more

Solutions that stick in Vietnam

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In northern Vietnam, the only thing sweeter than sticky rice… is more sticky rice. So Oxfam is helping local rice farmers work smarter and grow more.

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Sweet success for female farmers in Rwanda

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Tuzamurane pineapple farming cooperative has paved a pathway for Rwandan women to escape the cycle of poverty. With support from the co-op, female farmers can now send their children to school, pay for food and health care, buy land and invest in other small businesses.

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“We only need water”

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The water crisis in Nepal is so acute that in Darchula, a group of women came together to advocate for clean water to be brought to their village.

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The struggle for clean water — dispatch from Far West Nepal

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Oxfam’s Kate Bensen reports from the field in Far West Nepal, where nearly 3 in 4 people survive on dirty, unsafe water.

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Kiran nepal water pregnant

Nine months pregnant, Kiran carries heavy loads of water to survive

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Kiran, who is nine months pregnant, just wants her children to grow up healthy and strong. But she has no access to clean water and she must walk long distances to collect water from a dirty well.

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A lifetime spent searching for clean water

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In the remote mountains of Far West Nepal, women like Dhana have dedicated their entire lives to the relentless chore of finding water.

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Beyond safeguards: why advocacy is critical

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Systems and safeguards are critical measures to prevent abuse and protect the rights of women and girls. But sexual misconduct, from Hollywood to Haiti, has revealed a much deeper issue: unfair distributions of power.

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Oxfam Australia Straight Talk

A proud, straight-talking woman

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For too long, the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have been unheard in Australia’s political landscape. But we’re working with partner organisation Aarnja to make sure that women like Bev Walley are heard, loud and clear.

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Photo: GMB Akash/Panos/OxfamAUS

Help school the big brands this summer

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You know the holidays are over when you starting seeing advertisements for ‘Back To School’ sales. Unfortunately, many of the women making clothes for brands like Kmart, Target and Big W are paid poverty wages. Find out how you can call brands to account.

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Malakal IDP Camp South Sudan

The latest push for peace in South Sudan: we must end this war.

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It’s been five years since civil war broke out in South Sudan. Earlier this year, Oxfam International’s Executive Director, Winnie Byanyima, visited the country and met some of the strong, hard-working, self-sacrificing women who have been turned into widows and beggars by the conflict.

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Helping Ghana’s poorest women turn money into honey

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Augustina’s life was soured by hunger and uncertainty, until she was empowered, with the help of Oxfam, to start her own honey business.

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Women working together

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An Oxfam initiative in the north-west region of Vietnam is bringing women farmers together to make a huge difference in how they work, and also improving how they’re treated in the community.

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“We need to have a say in what happens to our kids”

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Born and bred in Alice Springs, Donna began her leadership journey at the age of 17, motivated to address the needs of young people in curbing anti-social behaviour. She says Oxfam’s Straight Talk program has given her the tools to become an influencer in her community and stand up for the rights of Aboriginal people.

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Why the majority of the world’s poor are women

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Gender inequality is one of the oldest and most pervasive forms of inequality in the world. It denies women their voices, devalues their work and make women’s position unequal to men’s, from the household to the national and global levels. Despite some important progress to change this in recent years, in no country have women […]

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