Rights of women and girls

FACT N°7 – Women and girls face the burden of social norms
Discover how women and girls face the burden of social norms in West Africa.
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°2 – Women and girls face a limited access to social services
Discover how women and girls face a limited access to social services in West Africa.
West African women facing the Covid: 7 facts & solutions
West African women facing the Covid-19: discover 7 facts & solutions
Marina Moulou-Gnatho is a peace activist in CAR
Marina Moulou-Gnatho, a peace activist in CAR, speaks about the importance of laying down arms and including women in the peace process in CAR.
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.
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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