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
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.
Trying to solve poverty is a lot like trying to solve a really hard puzzle.
That's why Oxfam has a new six-sided strategy to tackle it, driven by the power of people against poverty.
As part of its commitments to promoting gender justice, Oxfam has begun to invest in an approach called Transformative Leadership for Women’s Rights.
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.
"Women who are the victims of abuse have to raise our voices.