Tagged: women's rights

Press Release

Women won’t be paid as much as men for another 75 years. That’s according to a report released by Oxfam today, which urges G20 leaders to tackle gender inequality when they meet in Australia later this year.

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.

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