Tagged: women's rights

Policy Paper
Patricia sweeping the yard, Uganda (2009). (c) Heather McClintock
Campaign article
Women from Nasapir village, Karamoja, Uganda. Photo: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

International Women’s Day offers us an opportunity to raise awareness of inequality and reminds us that the struggle for equality and positive change must continue. At Oxfam, we are working to make sure that women’s rights are upheld and advanced.

Jineth Bedoya. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Jineth Bedoya speaks out against systematic violence against women in Colombia. She is a staunch defender of the rights of women and one of the visible faces of Oxfam Intermón's "Avanzadoras" project. "Women who are the victims of abuse have to raise our voices."

Campaign article
Photo: Rankin/Oxfam

The #RememberHerRights campaign is a digital movement to remember, celebrate and share the successes of women’s rights advocates from around the world. Join us on International Women's Day.


Every day women are raped, beaten and forced into marriage, but few of these crimes are reported.


Afghanistan is often described as one of the most dangerous countries for women, yet the country only has 1,551 female police officers—one for every 10,000 women.

Kalpana Oli removes weeds from her mustard seed fields. Photo: Aubrey Wade

Nepalese women – especially those in rural areas and from minority groups – face particular challenges. Oxfam's Enterprise Development Program strengthens women by supporting businesses.

Susana Godwin, Female Food  Hero, Tanzaina. Photo: Oxfam

In Nigeria, we work with the public and private sectors and with the civil society to empower women and help them to claim their rights. 

Press Release
Cocoa producer. Foto: Oxfam

The biggest chocolate maker in the world, Mondelēz International, has agreed to take steps to address inequality facing women in their cocoa supply chains following pressure from consumers as part of the international aid agency Oxfam’s Behind the Brands campaign.

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