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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...

World’s biggest food and drink companies are improving their policies in developing countries following public pressure

The top 10 food and drink companies in the world have improved their social and environmental policies due to public pressure over the past year, Oxfam reveals today. ...

Afghan women at risk while police force remains 99 per cent male, says Oxfam

More women are urgently needed in the Afghan police force in order to reduce violence against women and ensure the safety of all Afghans, according to a report published today by international aid...

Refugees from Syria struggling for survival as years of conflict take their toll

Research in Lebanon shows many families fled Syria because they feared for their lives, yet their safety and security remain under threat - with the majority feeling vulnerable in and outside the...

Oxfam: Veil of secrecy hides human cost behind top food and drinks companies supply chains

A British food giant, owner of brands including Silverspoon, Amoy and Kingsmill is keeping consumers in the dark about how it does its business and failing to ensure suppliers meet the ethical standards...

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...

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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