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
When Ratni Rana Magar, from Lekhparajuli, Surkhet in Nepal got married at the age of fifteen, her
Samjhana was keen to resume her school studies as soon as possible. When her school reopened one month after the earthrquake, however, nothing was the same. With a partner organization we have worked to rebuild the school with even better hygiene facilities than before, encouraging girls to stay in school for longer.
Tackling gender inequality is key to reducing poverty. Find out how Oxfam's AMAL program has empowered women in poor and marginalized rural areas in the MENA region.
Oxfam believes that violence against women is not a marginal or trivial issue in relation to development, and is one of the most widespread barriers to Oxfam's mission to end poverty. Oxfam across the Middle East and Commonwealth of Independent States is responding to the 16 Days of Activism.
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A quartet of organisations who support dialogue in Tunisia, including our partner organization the General Tunisian Labor Union, have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. This achievement encourages us to continue our efforts and in particular to support women's rights thoughout the region and their participation in public space.
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.
Leading chocolate companies Mars, Mondelez International and Nestle have made some progress on their 2013 promises to improve gender equality in their cocoa supply chains but significant gaps still remain, according to an independent evaluation published today.