Breaking Free of Gender Violence

Oxfam America's Coco McCabe met with women in Guatemala who are striving to break free of gender-based violence.

In the current discussions around this week’s first High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation, transparency, accountability, and inclusion are not being sufficiently integrated.

Some people argue that the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) concept is not easily understood or defined. In fact, it is very simple. At its core UHC is about ensuring the right to health. It means that all people - whether rich or poor – are able to access good quality health services without...

In Latin America, the rich rule. 113 Latin-Americans appear on the world’s billionaires list, while 164 million men and women in the region live in poverty (66 million of them in extreme poverty).

The evidence is clear: Strong development and the achievement of women’s rights are intrinsically bound — in everything from economic growth, access to education, food and health security to the environment, peace‐building and good governance.

When he walked into the St. John's office one day in 1984, Bill Hynd never thought he'd find himself still working for Oxfam in 2014. But here we are, 30 years later, celebrating an amazing career that spanned three decades and touched many lives, both inside Oxfam and across the world....

Can Oxfam tackle gender inequality in conflict-affected countries? Here, Louie Fooks explains why working on gender inequality is not only possible, but a necessary part of governance and peace building.

Despite the huge sums of money involved in oil, mineral and gas mining, over 1.5 billion people in resource-rich countries live on less than $2 a day. However, revenues generated by extractive industries can be used to reduce poverty.

Violence against women and girls is an attack on human rights - it ruins lives and impoverishes communities. It is present in all nations – rich and poor – and affects us all, women, girls, men and boys.  

A statement by Oxfam Canada Executive Director, Robert Fox marking International Human Rights Day and the culmination of the 16 Days of Activism Against Violence Against Women.


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