Gender-based violence

Illustration of Sylvie in the Central African Republic. Credit : Sophie Le Hire
Discover the story of Sylvie in the Central African Republic as part of the series The Day We Will Dance.
Illustration de Halima au Niger. Crédit : Sophie Le Hire
Découvrez le récit de Halima au Niger dans le cadre de la série Le jour où nous danserons.
Naomie Ouedraogo is a woman committed to peace in Burkina Faso
A committed and optimistic woman living in a dramatic security context, Naomie Ouedraogo Bicaba is shaking up traditional thinking to make her contribution to the return of peace in Burkina Faso. And with the coronavirus pandemic, peace is more than ever a question of survival in the country.
A young mother holds her child at the Pissila displacement camp, Sanmatenga province, Burkina Faso. Credit: Sylvain Cherkaoui / Oxfam
In the north and the east of Burkina Faso, over the past year armed groups have devastated villages, leaving many women to face a new destiny.
Victorine fled the violence, lost her husband and is the head of a large family. Credit: Sylvain Cherkaoui / Oxfam
More than a million women and girls in Burkina Faso are facing increased sexual violence, hunger and water shortage as a result of the coronavirus pandemic on top of the existing conflict, said Oxfam today.
Mariam is a mother and displaced woman at the PIssila site in Burkina Faso
The study "Survivors and heroines: women in the crisis in Burkina Faso" describes the impact of the conflict on women and looks at their role in strengthening social cohesion and building peace.
The Sahel superheroes: these African activists who fight against inequalities on a daily-basis.
In Mali, Niger and Chad, there is no shortage of adversities, but Kadiatou, Younoussi, Salim, Yasmine, Fousseyni and many other anonymous heroes demonstrate to us every day that we can face them.
Mariam, 25, mother of a child, fled attacks by armed groups in Burkina Faso and is receiving humanitarian aid in a camp for internally displaced people. Credit: Sylvain Cherkaoui / Oxfam
Oxfam provides humanitarian assistance and advocacy for the populations affected by major humanitarian crises.
Survivors of gender-based and other types of violence learn how to read and write in a literacy class in Central African Republic. Credit: Aurélie Godet / Oxfam
Women's economic rights are continuously violated, and their economic worth remains misunderstood, despite the fact that they produce most of the region’s foodstuffs. Rural women keep facing numerous barriers preventing them from fulfilling their potential as farmers and entrepreneurs. Women’s...

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