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July 2016 news


July has brought with it the launch of some new Research Guidelines to help the ambitious development researcher reach their full potential.  As well as this, the Gender & Development Journal launched its latest issue on violence against women and girls, and Oxfam released the results from a five year study of Unilever's labour rights practices in Vietnam. 

Browse below for more information on those, and discover our new video blogs, written blogs and the latest publications from Oxfam. 

Best wishes

Catherine Meredith & Amy Moran
Oxfam Policy & Practice
Martin Walsh introduces Oxfam's research guidelines
Watch Martin Walsh, Global Research Adviser, introduce our Research Guidelines.

Research Guidelines 

Need advice or guidance on how to conduct a survey sample? Maybe you struggle to give effective feedback to your peers. Our brand new Research Guidelines released this month can help, and with the help of our partners, we've also updated an existing one. 
Browse our Research Guidelines
Read Martin Walsh's blog introducing our new guides

Gender & Development Journal 

Vol. 24 Issue 2: Violence Against Women and Girls

1 in 3 women are estimated to directly experience violence. In the Gender & Development's latest journal, issues around violence against women and girls (VAWG) are explored as a central concern for development. With specialists in VAWG and gender issues contributing a series of articles, they explore topics of early marriage, women's movements, disabilities, social norms and more. 
Read an introductory blog from its Editor, Caroline Sweetman

Labour Rights in Vietnam: Unilever’s progress and systemic challenges

Back in 2011 Oxfam published a study into the gap between Unilever’s high-level policies on labour rights in Vietnam. This new report outlines the outcomes of the study and makes recommendations for Unilever to move to the next level of social impact and responsible sourcing. Rachel Wilshaw, Ethical Trade Manager, introduces the report in her latest blog, or you can watch her talk through the key findings below. 
Rachel Wilshaw comments on our report into Unilever's working practices in Vietnam

Rachel Wilshaw talks through the findings

Download the report

New blog posts

News, analysis and debate for development and humanitarian professionals
A letter from Yemen
Surviving hunger: Malawi's new normal
Words and actions: lessons from Unilever's supply chain
Crossing continents: Sharing experiences of living and working through conflict
How to Explain Systems Change to a 13-Year-Old
Practicing partnership: reflections from South Africa
Unilever perspective: The importance of innovative partnerships
Iraq must not be forgotten: The humanitarian crisis worsens
Using ICTs for citizen feedback  in Rwanda
Ensuring companies stretch themselves: Learning from Oxfams Unilever report
Spread the bounty, credit the growers: A feminist approach to knowledge management

New publications 

New research reports, policy papers and programme learning


Programme learning

Browse our publications
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