Tag: Women’s rights

What can you walk past?

Affecting one in three women globally, violence against women and girls is an epidemic in need of urgent and sustained action. Last week, women from across the Pacific, as well as Aboriginal leaders, and Oxfam Australia’s Chief Executive, Helen Szoke, met in the Solomon Islands to help turn this around.

Police-women in Afghanistan

Only 1 per cent of the Afghan National Police is female. Although female police are vital for Afghan women to be able to report crimes and access desperately-needed justice, few women in Afghanistan will ever encounter one. A report released by Oxfam today has found that Further action is urgently needed to recruit, train, retain […]

The Impact of Mekong Dams on Women

One of our areas of work in the Mekong Region is ‘Hydropower and Gender’. But what does the construction of dams have to do with gender relations? Good question. I asked myself the same thing when I started my experience with Oxfam. Not because I didn’t appreciate working towards gender equality, but because I couldn’t […]

Who will protect women’s rights in Afghanistan after the troops withdraw?

A delegation of Afghan MPs and community leaders visited Parliament House last week to push for Australia’s political leaders to help protect women’s rights in Afghanistan. Women in Afghanistan face an uncertain future as Australia and other international forces prepare to withdraw troops in 2014. Ms Shinkai Karokhil, an independent member of the Afghan parliament […]

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