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Nada's story is part of Oxfam's 16 Days of Activism Campaign against Gender Violence.

"He had locked me out. He didn't even let me collect my clothes."

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. November 25th is a day set aside to raise awareness and trigger action on this global problem. Here, Nay el Rahi tells...

"I wanted to go to university"

Women's rights have been held up as one of the most tangible gains of the international intervention in Afghanistan. Yet, despite 13 years of promises from the international community that women's...

Fighting for political participation in Tunisia

On April 23 dozens of Tunisian women gathered in front of the National Assembly in the capital to protest against moves to curtail women's rights and ensure that women enjoy equal representation...

The Women Leaders

Women making change in Nepal

In January, Dow Punpiputt met some of the women leaders who took part in the Raising Her Voice project in Nepal.  Here she gives a personal response to the impact of meeting with these inspirational...

Celebrate International Women's Day with an Oxfam Get Together

On 8 March, and throughout the entire month, thousands of people across the UK are going to be celebrating International Women's Day by holding an Oxfam Get Together - and we can't wait.  ...

Women and girls spend several hours a day collecting water often standing in baking heat. They then carry the heavy jerry cans home, either on their heads or tied to the end of poles.

Oxfam responds to The Human Security Report 2012

Ed Cairns Oxfam's Senior Policy Adviser on humanitarian advocacy research responds to The Human Security Report 2012 from Canada's Simon Fraser University. ...

Top 10 Oxfam videos

Oxfam loves the movies. We've got more than 500 videos on our channel and together people like you have watched them nearly 4 million times! For this week's chart, prepare to make it 4 million...

Yemen: A wake up call to early marriage

Aisha, Wafa and Hafsa never imagined that their tragedies would signal a wake-up call for the residents of their small village in western Yemen. The two sisters Wafa and Aisha and their cousin Hafsa...

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