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?”

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)

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Conditions for over half a million people in Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah are steadily deteriorating with food in short supply and seriously damaged water and sewage systems increasing the risk of cholera.    ... more
The monsoon rains falling on the Rohingya refugee camps near Cox’s Bazar, southern Bangladesh, have caused over 130 landslides, damaged 3,300 shelters and affected 28,000 refugees, Oxfam said.    ... more
The UN and NGOs received warnings over the weekend for staff to evacuate Hodeida by Tuesday ahead of the offensive, affirming the humanitarian community’s worst fears for Yemen.    ... more

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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
A Mother and daughter stand in front of shelters at the Fadhigaab IDP camp, Sool region, Somaliland.
Heather Patterson, Oxfam Humanitarian Program Officer, recounts her experience on a field visit to Somaliland. Somaliland suffered from severe drought in 2017, which left millions hungry and without access to clean and safe water.    ... more