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Oxfam is excited to launch a new 5-year program - “Creating Spaces to Take Action on Violence against Women and Girls,” - in collaboration with Global Affairs Canada in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, and the Philippines.

Chloe here as part of the Oxfam France demonstrations on the streets of Paris

In Paris, the world’s powers have come together and agreed a global climate deal. Unfortunately, it is a deal that has short-changed  the poorest and most vulnerable people as they struggle with the reality of rising sea-levels, floods and drought. 

Beyond the Nine-to-Five: A world where women are valued, by Bailey Reid.

Women’s rights must be at the heart of making this change real, and lasting.

Oxfam Canada's Executive Director, Julie Delahanty, on her recent field trip to Tanzania, visiting some of the projects that Oxfam’s supporters make possible.

Oxfam Canada's Executive Director, Julie Delahanty, on her recent field trip to Tanzania, visiting some of the projects that Oxfam’s supporters make possible.

Photo: Gathering wood – the missing link between eating or going hungry in South Sudan’s Bor refugee camp. Credit: Kieran Doherty/ Oxfam, May 2014

In South Sudan, domestic violence is widespread and largely tolerated. In the all-too-common words of two young women from Warrap State: "we are often beaten. When we make a mistake, we are beaten – and there are so many mistakes."

Street vendors setting up their booth at the local produce market.

Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) programs are popular among development interventions. They enhance the economic security of women and households by developing skills and confidence, and providing access to needed capital, assets, and markets.

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