women's rights

women's rights

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

Gisma Habdur walks through the settlement for newly displaced people where she now lives in North Darfur. Photo: Neimat Abas/Oxfam

Local humanitarian leadership and religious literacy

Local humanitarian leadership is built upon the premise that humanitarian action should be led by local humanitarian actors whenever possible, yet this research finds that secular humanitarian INGOs do not engage systematically with local faith actors in their local leadership work.

Oxfam female friendly latrines at a secondary school in Nepal

Supporting teenage girls after the Nepal earthquake

When Samjhana's school reopened one month after the earthquake, nothing was the same. With a partner organization we have worked to rebuild it with even better hygiene facilities than before, encouraging girls to stay in school for longer.

Women sit together in Tajikistan

Tackling violence against women: from Iraq to Tajikistan

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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