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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.

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"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.

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…

Using Forum Theatre to engage communities in ending violence against women and girls

Tags: Violence Against Women and Girls

Forum Theatre is an innovative tool to help change the social norms and cultural practices that fuel inequality. It is a dynamic and successful component of Oxfam’s Creating Spaces project…

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Canada and sustained leadership on global SRHR

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

Canada’s support for women and girls to exercise their rights to bodily autonomy, make choices about their own reproductive health and be treated with dignity and respect is driving economic,…

Global sexual and reproductive health and rights leaders call for continued Canadian leadership

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Statement: Global sexual and reproductive health and rights leaders call for continued Canadian leadership Attn: The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, M.P., Prime Minister of Canada The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau. M.P.,…

Basanti Bista, 36, and Prabita Bista, 22, play with Prabita's 11-month-old baby in Salyantar, Nepal.

Global sexual and reproductive health and rights leaders call for continued Canadian leadership

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

In an era divided between hostility and progress towards realizing women’s rights – and all people’s inalienable rights – Canada can’t afford to back away from the sexual and reproductive…

Basanti Bista, 36, and Prabita Bista, 22, play with Prabita's 11-month-old baby in Salyantar, Nepal.

A voice from the field: Oxfam's donor Eric Gould shares his personal experience from Nepal

Tags: Violence Against Women and Girls

Written by Eric Gould. Eric is a Canadian currently on the ground in Nepal.  He is a donor and a strong supporter of Oxfam’s work. My name is Eric Gould.…

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Nepal earthquake response: creating lasting change for survivors

Tags: Emergency Response, Natural Disasters

On April 25, 2015, a massive 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal that left nearly 9,000 people dead and destroyed or damaged more than 850,000 homes. Transportation and communications were severely disrupted.…

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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,…

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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…

In Nepal women lead the reconstruction

For years, many Nepali men would leave the country to work in the Gulf states and Malaysia to be able to support their families, leaving many families with female-headed households.…

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We know that when women raise their voices – change can happen

Tika Darlami, 45, now shops at her local grocery store. Five years ago this would have been an impossible scene, but Tika's involvement in Oxfam's programs has changed that.

Tika lives in Gumi, a rural village in the Surkhet district of Nepal, with her five daughters and her son. Here, women's opportunities are limited by social norms that can keep them tied to the household, low levels of literacy, and lack of awareness of their rights. Five years ago Tika herself rarely left her own house, not even to buy food locally. Today, with the help of Oxfam project and the extraordinary efforts of the women themselves, she is recognized everywhere in the village. Photo Credit: Aubrey Wade

A Tribute to Humanitarian Workers

Tags: Emergency Response, Natural Disasters

Privthyva was born April 25th – an hour after the earthquake. In rural Dolakha, even in good times, women do not give birth in a hospital. A few, lucky women…

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One month on, Oxfam reaching Nepal’s most isolated in a race against the monsoon

Tags: Emergency Response, Natural Disasters

One month on since the first earthquake hit Nepal, Oxfam  is working with mountain guides and porters to deliver life saving aid to the most remote communities before the imminent…

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Nepal earthquake was 'single most frightening experience of my life'

Tags: Emergency Response, Hunger, Natural Disasters

By Lisa Rutherford (press office, Oxfam Great Britain) The 7.9 magnitude earthquake on 25th April left the country reeling, killing over 8,000 people, injuring more than 18,000 and leaving 2.8 million…

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Devastating earthquakes in Nepal - Please Help

Tags: Emergency Response, Natural Disasters

Cecilia Keizer, Oxfam’s country director in Nepal said: “This is a double disaster leaving many of the survivors of the first earthquake shocked and fearful of further tremors. Our teams…

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Need for shelter in monsoons biggest concern in rural areas of Nepal

Tags: Emergency Response, Natural Disasters

Oxfam is on the ground in Nepal, providing food, clean drinking water and shelter to thousands. A team of Oxfam from India has set up base in Gorkha district, one…

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Race to reach Nepal earthquake survivors before monsoon rains

Tags: Emergency Response, Natural Disasters

Survivors of Nepal's massive earthquake are in a race against time to secure shelter and adequate sanitation before the monsoon rains begin in early June. Tens of thousands of people…

Fostering gender equality in emergencies

Tags: Emergency Response, Natural Disasters, Violence Against Women and Girls, Women's Transformative Leadership

Written by Sarah Rooney, Oxfam Canada’s intern and 3rd year law student at University of Ottawa. As we see the poignant images coming out of Nepal’s catastrophic earthquake, it’s important…

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3 things to know about how we’re helping in Nepal

Tags: Emergency Response, Hunger, Natural Disasters, Water

1. As of today, many people are still in dire need. The earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25 may be over, but survivors still face serious hardships. The quake…

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Aid starting to get through despite airport bottleneck and fuel shortages

Tags: Emergency Response, Natural Disasters

A bottleneck of people and supplies at Nepal’s Kathmandu airport combined with nationwide fuel shortages, blocked roads and difficult terrain is hampering the efforts of aid agencies and emergency services…

Oxfam Welcomes Matching Fund for Nepal Earthquake

Tags: Emergency Response, Natural Disasters

Oxfam welcomes  the Government of Canada’s Matching Fund program for the Nepal earthquake. Julie Delahanty, Oxfam Canada's Executive Director, said: "This will double the power of donations from generous Canadians,…

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Oxfam is delivering aid following Saturday's devastating earthquake.

Tags: Emergency Response, Natural Disasters

Oxfam is now delivering clean water and sanitation supplies that will reach at least 350,000 people. Tens of thousands of people are currently living in makeshift shelters in 16 government…

Nepal's road to recovery

Tags: Emergency Response, Hunger, Natural Disasters, Women's Transformative Leadership

By Shaheen ChughtaiOxfam’s Deputy Head of Humanitarian Policy and Campaigns Kathmandu was ever a disaster-in-waiting. The densely populated capital of one of the world’s poorest countries clings to the slopes…

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Earthquake in Nepal - April 25, 2015: Please donate

Tags: Emergency Response, Natural Disasters

On April 25th at 11:47am local time, an estimated 7.9 magnitude earthquake shook Nepal, near the capital, Kathmandu. Oxfam's team in Nepal is assessing humanitarian need following the devastating earthquake.…

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