On Saturday April 16, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador killing hundreds of people, leaving thousands wounded and causing severe damage to infrastructure. Access to safe drinking water and storage, as well as shelter is urgently needed. With your help we can reach the most vulnerable populations with vital assistance.
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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The #RememberHerRights campaign is a digital movement to remember, celebrate and share the successes of women’s rights advocates from around the world. Join us on International Women's Day.
At the closing of the first day of the Geneva II Conference, in Montreux, Oxfam’s Shaheen Chughtai said:
Afghanistan is often described as one of the most dangerous countries for women, yet the country only has 1551 female police officers—one for every 10,000 women.
In one of the poorest districts in Nepal, Oxfam supports a cooperative whose members grow vegetable seeds for commercial sale.
In Nigeria, we work with the public and private sectors and with civil society, to empower women and help them to claim their rights.
The biggest chocolate maker in the world, Mondelēz International, has agreed to take steps to address inequality facing women in their cocoa supply chains following pressure from consumers as part of the international aid agency Oxfam’s Behind the Brands campaign.
An investigation into four countries where Mars, Mondelez and Nestle purchase cocoa has shown that many women farmers face discrimination, unequal pay and hunger, leaving the companies’ social policies exposed as weak and needing work.