women's rights

women's rights

Judith teaches at a school in Equateur province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The school director died of the Ebola virus and Judith was quarantined for 21 days as a precaution. Photo: Alain Nking/Oxfam.

Public good or private wealth?

We need to transform our economies to deliver universal health, education and other public services. To make this possible, the richest people and corporations should pay their fair share of tax. This will drive a dramatic reduction in the gap between rich and poor and between women and men.
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

Women in conflict zones

No-one can escape the devastating grip of war. For women, it can mark a point of no return. But it can also be a door to new opportunities. Through examples from Iraq, the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Yemen, this report analyses the impact war and occupation have had on the lives of women.

G7 must make the economy work for women

The Group of Seven leaders must agree on concrete steps to combat women’s economic inequality and make the economy work for women, said Oxfam on the eve of the summit in Quebec, Canada.

Amina Ehrary, a Herat resident and a 42-year-old mother of three, has spent most of her life fighting for women's rights. Credit: Freshta Ghani/Oxfam

Fighting for women's rights in Afghanistan, a door-to-door job

Having spent most of his life fighting for women's rights, Amina Ehrary runs her own women counseling center where she supports and gets access to justice for survivors of gender-based violence in Afghanistan. Her tireless efforts has transformed her into a role model for other women and someone the community trusts.

Oxfam asks women’s rights leaders to carry out urgent independent review

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. 

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.

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