Gender justice

Grâce Ngbaleo, human rights defender and women's rights activist. Credit: Monges Samba/ Oxfam
Committed by the well-being of Central African women and their role and involvement in the peace process, I joined my peers in the fight to achieve this goal. As a victim of the conflicts, Central African women are often left out of the peace building discussions. As editor-in-chief of Radio Notre...
Yvette cooking in the commune of Tori in the south of Benin. Credit: Alokpa Kodjovi / Oxfam
It is another 8th of March, a moment to celebrate women’s achievements and a time to raise awareness against structural violence and take action for equality. By structural violence we mean systemic discrimination preventing women from meeting their basic needs such as: access to health care,...
As the 16 days of activism campaign marks this year its 30th anniversary, it remains fundamental to raise awareness about gender-based violence (GBV).
As the 16 days of activism campaign marks this year its 30th anniversary, it remains fundamental to raise awareness about gender-based violence (GBV), challenge discriminatory attitudes and call for improved laws and services to end violence against women for good. It is a time to reflect on the...
The fisheries sector  serves as the main occupation for a lot of women and men in the coastal communities of Ghana. Credit: Naana Nkansah Agyekum/Oxfam
Writen by: Naana Nkansah Agyekum, Media and Communications Lead, Oxfam in Ghana The occupation is often seen as a male dominated area. But a closer look at Ghana's fisheries sector reveals that women play a huge role in making fishing the economic engine of Ghana's coastal communities, where 10...
Visual of the campaign against inequality in Burkina Faso
The fight against inequalities is a priority in view of the presidential elections in Burkina Faso (November 22) and Niger (December 27), thanks to the mobilization of civil society.
African Women's Day: the solutions of 7 West African organizations to 7 realities lived by women in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis
To mark African Women's Day on July 31st, seven West African organizations highlight the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on women in West Africa and their realities, their thoughts and their solutions around 7 priority themes identified, by and for women in the region.
FACT N°6 – Women and girls face a lack of access to information
Discover how women and girls face a lack of access to information in West Africa.
FACT N°5 – Women face limited representation and participation in decision-making spaces
Discover how women face limited representation and participation in decision-making spaces in West Africa.
FACT N°4 – Women and girls face the food crisis
Discover how women and girls face the food crisis in west Africa.
FACT n°3 – Women and girls face an increase in their vulnerability and gender based violence
Discover the reality of women and girls face an increase in their vulnerability and gender-based violence in West Africa.

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