It may look like just a bicycle...

For some young people, the road to education can be long and arduous – quite literally. In Balaka District, Malawi, where many schoolgirls live up to 25km from the classroom, getting there used to be a struggle. We are helping change that.
Alice* used to get sick regularly. Photo: Corinna Kern

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

Why Economic Inequality is a Feminist Issue

Every day brings with it a rousing success or a crushing setback in our fight for equal rights. One fight Oxfam International's Executive Director Winnie Byanyima has been focusing her efforts on is the global economic model that’s absolutely rigged against women.
Oxfam International Executive Director Winnie Byanyima (right) at the G7 Ministerial meetings in Whistler. (Photo: Diana Sarosi | Oxfam Canada)

Creating space to tackle child marriage in Bangladesh

Being married early comes with so many costs and the consequences are immense. Creating Spaces, is helping to tackle violence against women and child marriage in Bangladesh.
Young women in a Creating Spaces community group in Fazilpur, Dinajpur, Bangladesh raising their hands when asked, “who got married before they were ready?”
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We join Canada in urging Saudi Arabia to release women’s rights activists Samar Badawi and Nassima al-Sada and commend Minister Freeland for her uncompromising stand for human rights.    ... more
With the latest quake adding to the tens of thousands already in temporary shelters and under open skies, there is an increasing need for water, food, shelter, medical supplies, and other essentials.    ... more
Oxfam is providing clean drinking water and tarpaulin shelter sheets to 5,000 survivors after 7-R magnitude earthquake hit Lombok Island in Indonesia earlier today.    ... more

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High school students Mamadou Thioye (19), at left, and Aisha* (16). Both are participants in the ‘Connecting 4 Life’ program that helps young people in Senegal learn about human sexuality through an online education platform. Photo by: Brett Eloff | Oxfam
Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) is not a luxury. It can be life and death.     ... more
Sarah, the chairperson of a handicrafts group in Bidibidi refugee setttlement, uses a microphone to call women to join her group. Photo: Kieran Doherty/Oxf
In Uganda’s Bidibidi refugee resettlement camp, one woman is helping others make money—and heal—through a jewellery-making group.     ... more
Impacted by flooding in India, residents received chlorine tablets along with buckets from Oxfam | photo: Oxfam India
Climate change has affected the normally predictable seasons in this part of the world. The monsoons last longer, are larger and, in 2017, were accompanied by Cyclone Mora.    ... more