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Six Women Creating Spaces for Gender Justice in Asia

Tags: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Violence Against Women and Girls, Women's Transformative Leadership

Through the Creating Spaces project, these women champion female leadership to advance gender justice.

A group of Brown women wearing colourful saris are sitting down on the floor and raising their hands.

"Let me be the last survivor": Lessons from six years of action to end violence against women and girls in Asia

Tags: Feminist Aid, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Violence Against Women and Girls, Women's Transformative Leadership

How communities in east and south Asia tackled gender-based violence and changed laws and social norms to protect women and girls.

Three girls dressed formally hold two red dark pink banners with white text that reads, hashtag End child marriage and hashtag girl defenders. All the girls are smiling and looking directly at the camera. The one standing in the middle wears a red headscarf.

Six-fold increase in people suffering famine-like conditions since pandemic began

Tags: Hunger

11 people are likely dying every minute from hunger, now outpacing COVID-19 fatalities, warns Oxfam A new Oxfam report today says that as many as 11 people are likely dying…

Oxfam responds to deadly COVID-19 wave in India

Tags: Emergency Response

Oxfam India has deployed teams to five of the worst-hit states in India where a second wave of coronavirus is sweeping the country. The international organization is urgently appealing for…

India hit by devastating wave of COVID-19

Tags: Emergency Response

India is experiencing a deadly wave of coronavirus deaths, and hospitals are unable to meet the demand for treatment.

Man in red Oxfam shirt with back turned to camera carrying a box of food and water to migrant works stranded on truck in background.

Oxfam responds to devastation in the wake of Cyclone Amphan

Tags: Emergency Response, Natural Disasters

Cyclone Amphan has left a trail of devastation throughout north-east India and the Bangladesh coast, with over 80 deaths reported so far, destroying homes, embankments and crops, and compounding the…

Tidal surge risk as Cyclone Bulbul nears India and Bangladesh – Oxfam prepares to respond

Tags: Emergency Response, Natural Disasters, Refugees and Internal Displacement

Oxfam spokespeople available for interview via phone or Skype in India and Bangladesh, including Cox’s Bazar Rohingya refugee camps Oxfam is preparing for a potential response to flooding and landslides…

Deadly floods continue to torment millions in Nepal, India and Bangladesh; Oxfam responds

Tags: Natural Disasters, Refugees and Internal Displacement, Water

Deadly floods and landslides have already killed 300 people and forced over 12 million more from their homes, as the disaster continues to rip through South Asia. During the past…

Oxfam India responds as Cyclone Fani causes destruction in Odisha

Tags: Emergency Response, Natural Disasters

Oxfam India’s humanitarian teams are assessing the damage caused by Cyclone Fani, the worst cyclone that India has witnessed in the last 20 years. Oxfam India have pre-positioned stocks ready…

Climate change brings chaos to impoverished region of India

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Women's Transformative Leadership

Climate change has affected the normally predictable seasons in this impoverished region of India. The monsoons last longer, are larger and, in 2017, were accompanied by Cyclone Mora.

Humanitarian assistant to flood affected communities in Assam. An Oxfam hygiene and shelter kit distribution. Photo credit: Oxfam India

The Girl Child is Resilient, Strong and Unstoppable

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Violence Against Women and Girls, Women's Transformative Leadership

“Do not get married if you are a child, because you do not yet understand about the household. “  These are the words of Putri (15) who, married at 13,…


Oxfam responds as 43 million hit by South Asia Floods

Some 1,200 people have died and 43 million people have been hit by the monsoon rains and heavy flooding in the South Asian nations of Bangladesh, India, and Nepal so…

Oxfam brings aid to 23,000 people in India

Heavy, sustained rains across the northeastern states in India caused extensive damage and affected close to 400,000 people as the Brahmaputra River and its tributaries overflowed, causing widespread and devastating…

We will not send our daughter to be killed

It was last November when Naseem, a social worker at the Rapar police station in the Indian state of Gujarat, raised her eyes to see a bleeding woman being carried…


Closing the Gap on Gender: Is India up for the challenge?

Tags: Violence Against Women and Girls, Women's Transformative Leadership

By Julie Thekkudan, Gender Justice – Lead Specialist, Oxfam India India is a land of many contrasts where goddesses are revered for their strength and invincibility yet violence against women…

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