women's rights

women's rights

Garment workers at the workers rights training centre in Myanmar

Underpaid and Undervalued

Rising economic inequality across Asia is threatening poverty reduction and slowing down the fight against gender inequality. We believe that women’s economic empowerment is a critical factor in achieving gender equality and in supporting wider development goals

Amina Ehrary, a Herat resident and a 42-year-old mother of three, has spent most of her life fighting for women's rights. Credit: Freshta Ghani/Oxfam

Fighting for women's rights in Afghanistan, a door-to-door job

Having spent most of his life fighting for women's rights, Amina Ehrary runs her own women counseling center where she advises, supports and gets access to justice for survivors of gender-based violence in Afghanistan. Her tireless efforts to change the lives of women has transformed her into a role model for other women and someone the community trusts. Read her story.

Oxfam asks women’s rights leaders to carry out urgent independent review

An independent commission will be set up with immediate power to carry out a wide-ranging review of Oxfam’s practices and culture, including its handling of past cases of sexual misconduct. It comes as Oxfam announces a comprehensive plan of action to strengthen safeguarding systems across the organization, and stamp out abuse. 

Gisma Habdur walks through the settlement for newly displaced people where she now lives in North Darfur. Photo: Neimat Abas/Oxfam

Local humanitarian leadership and religious literacy

Local humanitarian leadership is built upon the premise that humanitarian action should be led by local humanitarian actors whenever possible, yet this research finds that secular humanitarian INGOs do not engage systematically with local faith actors in their local leadership work.

Oxfam female friendly latrines at a secondary school in Nepal

Supporting teenage girls after the Nepal earthquake

When Samjhana's school reopened one month after the earthquake, nothing was the same. With a partner organization we have worked to rebuild it with even better hygiene facilities than before, encouraging girls to stay in school for longer.

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