On Saturday April 16, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador killing hundreds of people, leaving thousands wounded and causing severe damage to infrastructure. Access to safe drinking water and storage, as well as shelter is urgently needed. With your help we can reach the most vulnerable populations with vital assistance.
At the beginning were small amounts of money that allowed those women to start small income generating activities. Over time they became entrepreneurs with projects that changed the role of women and the power relations in the community.
For decades, Arab women have been fighting for their political, social and economic rights. However, they remain excluded to significant degrees. Marcel Khalife, leading Arab artist and 15 civil society organizations are campaigning with us to support them.
Across G20 countries and beyond, women are paid less than men, do most of the unpaid labor, are over-represented in part-time work, and are discriminated against in the household, in markets and in institutions.
Trying to solve poverty is a lot like trying to solve a really hard puzzle.
That's why Oxfam has a new six-sided strategy to tackle it, driven by the power of people against poverty.
As part of its commitments to promoting gender justice, Oxfam has begun to invest in an approach called Transformative Leadership for Women’s Rights.
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.
"Women who are the victims of abuse have to raise our voices.
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.
Election year in Honduras is likely to be the worst ever for the murder of woman following an eight per cent increase in the first six months of 2013 compared to the same period last year said international agency Oxfam today.
There is growing evidence that an investment in women is an investment in a community's future. Deysi Román, now 43 years old, is beginning to understand the importance of her voice.