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Afghan women frozen out of peace talks, in danger of losing gains made since fall of the Taliban

Afghan women are consistently excluded from Afghanistan's peace negotiations and formal talks about the country's future, international agency Oxfam said today. Unless this discrimination...

Oxfam, The Asian Circle and a host of stars stand up for Women in South Asia at the London Mela

Oxfam and a host of stars including Muzz Khan, Khiyo, Nadia Manzoor, Neelofer Mir, Sheema Mukherjee, Eternal Taal and Bollywood dancers stood up for Women in South Asia and supported the London Mela...

Women won’t be paid as much as men for another 75 years - Oxfam urges G20 to act

Women won't be paid as much as men for another 75 years according to a report released by Oxfam International today, which urges G20 leaders to tackle gender inequality...

Oxfam responds to Justine Greening's promise to tackle violence against women

Responding to Justine Greening's speech promising to tackle violence against women, Sue Turrell, Oxfam's Deputy International Director, said:  "We are delighted Justine...

Jessica Ennis and The Queen tie for poll position when inspiring the nation's women

Jessica Ennis and The Queen find themselves in a dead heat for first place in a survey of high profile British females that women find inspiring.  More than two fifths of British women (42%)...

Lauren Laverne, Cherry Healey and celebrity friends Get Together for Oxfam’s work with women around the world

Tuesday 8th January - Lauren Laverne and Cherry Healey were joined by celebrity friends including Gizzi Erskine, Grace Dent, Sharon Horgan and Grace Woodward for a girls' night out to launch...

UN Zero Hunger challenge offers ray of hope in fight against hunger

International agency Oxfam today welcomed the announcement by the UN Secretary General to create a global Zero Hunger Challenge to eliminate hunger and ensure that everyone everywhere has enough...

Rio 1992 connected the environment and development. Rio+20 looks like splitting them up

The Rio+20 Summit will fail if it agrees to current proposals, which risk worsening the divide between environment and development efforts, warned anti-poverty and environmental campaigners today. ...

Oxfam calls for Brazilian leadership at Rio +20

With the UN Rio+20 talks effectively at a stalemate, Oxfam today calls on the Brazilian government to provide the leadership that is so urgently needed to rescue the Rio 92 Earth Summit legacy, and...

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