Empowering girls and women through ICTs

Empowering girls and women through ICTs isn’t just a question of social justice, it’s also smart economics. Kirsten Bickford explains why. Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are often cited as the essential backbone behind socio-economic growth. It’s the industry seen to embody the agility and innovation underpinning our future work force and driving improved outcomes for sustainable development. These are …

St. Valentine’s Day: Celebrating Healthy Relationships and Challenging Violence

This Saint Valentine’s Day, Bethan Cansfield and Lourdes Montero look at what it means to have a healthy relationship and how unhealthy ones may be formed. oday, many couples, in many countries will be celebrating Saint Valentine’s Day – or ‘El día de los enamorados’ (‘Day of Lovers’) in some Latin American countries. Whilst a chance to celebrate the spectrum …

A good place to start: The 13th International Feminist Forum

Oxfam recently attended AWID’s 13th International Feminist Forum in Brazil. Here Oxfam Great Britain’s Director of Women’s Rights and Gender Justice, Nikki Van Der Gaag, reflects on the conference. ot many people start their new job by travelling to Brazil on their first day, but as Oxfam GB’s new Director of Gender Justice and Women’s Rights it was really important …