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
Having spent most of his life fighting for women's rights, Amina Ehrary runs her own women counseling center where she advises, supports and gets access to justice for survivors of gender-based violence in Afghanistan. Her tireless efforts to change the lives of women has transformed her into a role model for other women and someone the community trusts. Read her story.
An independent commission will be set up with immediate power to carry out a wide-ranging review of Oxfam’s practices and culture, including its handling of past cases of sexual misconduct. It comes as Oxfam announces a comprehensive plan of action to strengthen safeguarding systems across the organization, and stamp out abuse.
This joint agency paper presents research conducted among women and men small business owners in central and northern Jordan on the challenges they face. It aims to contribute to the economic self-reliance, resilience and stability of Syrian refugees and vulnerable host communities in Jordan.
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.
On International Women’s Day, we are supporting the International Women’s Strike, taking place in more than 40 countries in the world. These are just some of the reasons why.
Women across the globe are facing new threats which risk dismantling decades of hard-won rights and derailing the effort to end extreme poverty, Oxfam warns today.
Sanu Rimal Karki's husband's disappeared during Nepal's civil conflict. Since she has not only brought up her two sons but also become a respected community leader.
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.
Tackling gender inequality is key to reducing poverty. Find out how Oxfam's AMAL program has empowered women in poor and marginalized rural areas in the MENA region.