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.
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.
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.
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.
Cases of sexual abuse and gender-based violence in Nigeria are usually not reported due a "culture of silence" imposed on women and girls. Watch as popular Nigerian actress Bimbo Akintola breaks it and unravels these serious abuses faced by the "silent woman of the North-East".
Following the abuses revealed in the Panama Papers, world leaders attending the Spring Meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund this week must seize the moment to take decisive action and help end the era of tax havens, said Oxfam today.
Oxfam considers that systematic discrimination against women and girls is both a cause and a result of the inequality that drives poverty. Achieving women’s rights is a foundation for all development goals and for a safe and just world.
At the beginning were small amounts of money that allowed those women to start small income generating activities. Over time they became entrepreneurs with projects that changed the role of women and the power relations in the community.
The world faces an inequality crisis that is spiralling out of control. Across the world we are seeing the gap between the richest and the rest reach extremes not seen in a century.