gender justice

gender justice

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

Sakina and her husband attended training and learning sessions about unpaid care work.

Expanding opportunities for women in South Asia: Sakina's story

In November 2015, Sakina and her husband attended training and learning sessions about unpaid care work. It was eye opening for them.  Today, they are sharing the household and she has gradually taking control of her own time. She is a dairy producer and would like to expand her business.

The G20 and Gender Equality

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.

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.

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