In 2017, you’re still more likely to be poor if you’re a woman. But the women in this film are fighting back. Meet the domestic workers challenging unfair pay, job insecurity and lack of rights at work in Kenya. Together, they are helping to end poverty.
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.
In Myanmar, the garment industry is growing rapidly, providing jobs for around 300,000 workers. However, workers expressed concern about low wages, long hours and safety issues in a research conducted by Oxfam. Read Ei Yin Mon's story.
We are providing training and financial aid to 80 rural women in the banana farming group. We are also helping farmers connect to bigger markets outside of their village.
Three months since the first earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, thousands of people still live outside in temporary shelters. Living in communal shelters has been challenging especially for women.
A new era of high and volatile food prices is causing life-changing shifts in society, according to Oxfam and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in a joint report published today.
Wage levels are an issue of concern across the globe as individuals, companies and governments wrestle with how wages paid to workers relate to costs of living, corporate and