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
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.
What can we learn about resilience by examining completed resilience, disaster risk reduction, and climate change adaptation projects? Oxfam conducted three such case studies in Bolivia, Colombia, and Fiji, looking at the conditions required for successful resilient development as well as issues around timing and duration.
This study aims to understand how conflict and fragility in four different contexts – Egypt, Iraq, the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Yemen – have impacted the realization of gender equality and gender justice in the past several years of political and social upheaval.
This multi-country research report examines the problem of implementation gaps – government failures to fulfill their legislative obligations to address and prevent violence against women and girls.
In this report, Oxfam identifies three key issues that need to be tackled for Unilever to move to the next level of social impact and responsible sourcing and for the good intentions of their policies to translate into real impact for the lives of workers.
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.
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.