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.
The companies that make your favorite chocolate bars are not doing much to support the women who grow and pick cocoa for them. You can change this.
Healthy food and a sustainable way to produce it were among the goals of the more than one thousand women who marched on World Food Day 2012 in San Salvador.
Women played a key role in Yemen's 2011 popular uprising, but almost a year on they are still waiting for change.
Louise Hancock, Oxfam's Afghanistan policy officer, said:
“It’s been another conference of flowery speeches: big on rhetoric and short on substance.