women rights

women rights

Jóvenes bolivianos en manifestación del 25 de noviembre en contra de la violencia contra mujeres y niñas en La Paz, Bolivia. Foto: Yamil Antonio/Oxfam

Breaking the mould

This report analyzes the beliefs of young people aged 15 to 25 from eight Latin American and Caribbean countries, about violence and partner relationships. These beliefs, based on a distorted idea of “romantic love” (expressed as control, not loving companionship), lead young people to reproduce the inequalities they see in society and to view acts of male violence as “normal”.

International Women’s Day 2018: Oxfam stands with women everywhere

For us at Oxfam, this year International Women’s Day is a day for deep reflection. Seeing how some women were abused by some of our own staff is very painful. We stand with the victims and the survivors. We stand for justice for those who suffered. And we’re not going to give up our fight for women’s rights and gender equality around the world.

Legislative wins, broken promises

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.

Hoan works in a farment factory in North Vietnam, where she works on average 62 hours each week, earning around $1 an hour.

Why the majority of the world’s poor are women

Despite some important progress in recent years, in no country have women achieved economic equality with men, and women are still more likely than men to live in poverty. Gender inequality in work costs women in developing countries $9 trillion a year – a sum which would provide a massive boost to the global economy.

Margaret Mumbua, una trabajadora doméstica de Nairobi, Kenia, haciendo la colada (foto: Allan Gichigi/Oxfam)

An economy that works for women

Women’s economic empowerment could reduce poverty for everyone. In order to achieve it, we need to first fix the current broken economic model which is undermining gender equality and causing extreme economic inequality.

Despite her young age, Komal from India, has already faced a lifetime of discrimination. But she’s determined to use sport to show her strength, and is literally fighting for gender equality.

Violence against women and girls: enough is enough

Did you know that at least one in three women will experience some form of violence during their lifetime? It is one of the most widespread violations of human rights and has long-term devastating effects. It is time to say ‘enough is enough’.  Join us.

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