gender equality

gender equality

A women participates in an Oxfam cash for work program after the Nepal Earthquake

Women and the 1%

Women’s economic empowerment has the potential to transform many women’s lives for the better and support economic growth. However, the rise of extreme economic inequality is a serious blow to the fight against gender inequality and a threat to women’s rights.

Women from Nasapir village, Karamoja, Uganda. Photo: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

International Women's Day 2014

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.

Shifting Sands

The conflict in Syria has created a humanitarian crisis, with more than two million people having fled to neighboring countries in the hope of escaping the violence.


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