Creating Spaces Project

Creating Spaces takes action to reduce violence against women and girls, and to reduce the prevalence of child, early and forced marriage in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines and Nepal.
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Bangladesh Rohingya Refugee Crisis

The need for humanitarian assistance is becoming urgent with monsoon season approaching. More than 860, 000 Rohingya people have crossed over to Bangladesh and are living in refugee camps. Oxfam is responding now.
Boat arrives in Bangladesh. Credit: Aurélie Marrier d'Unienville

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Oxfam Canada is proud to partner with Hot Docs from April 26 to May 6 for the SILENCE BREAKERS film series: stories of brave women speaking up and being heard.    ... more
While chemical attacks should be effectively deterred, choosing to use military force to do so risks escalating the crisis, putting civilians, who have already suffered so much, at even greater risk.    ... more
Zainab Bangura and Katherine Sierra will co-chair an Independent Commission on Sexual Misconduct, Accountability and Culture Change The Independent Commission has been formed in response to past incidents of sexual misconduct by Oxfam staff.    ... more

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Image of Rasmiya Salih Shoaib's children at home in Qara Tapa, southern Diyala
This week marks 20 years since the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement were adopted. However, little has changed on the ground. Rasmiya is one of thousands of women struggling to feed her children in the wake of ISIS.    ... more
Young boys sit together in Syria
Seven long years after the Syria crisis began, the situation remains bleak. At least 400,000 Syrians have been killed and over 13 million are in desperate need of humanitarian aid.    ... more
Photo of Melody Mutsauki with her two year old daughter Brighton outside their home in Zimbabwe.
Transforming gender and power relations is critical to ending poverty and challenging inequality. Read examples of how Oxfam and our partners are strengthening the laws that protect the rights of women and girls.    ... more