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Date: Aug 2016

18 Articles

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Moroccan female berry pickers taking part in Oxfam/partner-led workshops (Credit: Julie Theroux-Seguin/Oxfam)

Morocco's strawberry pickers and women's economic empowerment

HER SERIES: Opinions on Women's Economic Empowerment  Nearing the end of this month's Her Series, Even It Up campaigner Sian Jones explains how the experiences of women workers...

Tommy Trenchard/ Oxfam

Women's economic empowerment: balancing rights with responsibilities

HER SERIES: Opinions on Women's Economic Empowerment  How should we balance the rights and responsibilities for women's economic empowerment? Elizabeth Fraser from the Cherie...

CBM. Rassi is 18 and has a physical impairment as a result of Malaria. She has received physiotherapy, vocational training as a sewer and equipment to start her business in her home village. She is now a successful businesswoman - and is also starting teaching others to become sewers.

Let's take a bigger leap for women with disabilities and economic empowerment

HER SERIES: Opinions on Women's Economic Empowerment  In this latest addition to her our Her Series, we look at the barriers women with disabilities face. Hannah Loryman from CBM...

Grace Aciro with her family in Loigolo village in Alaa Parish, is located in the extreme north of Lamwo district in northern Uganada

For women's economic empowerment we need more caring men

HER SERIES: Opinions on Women's Economic Empowerment In this latest instalment to our Her Series, we take a look at the part men can play in unpaid care.  Nina Ford from Promundo-US,...

Volunteer Theresa B Kamara leads a community workshop (Tommy Trenchard/ Oxfam)

High Level Panel must support women’s collective action as key to realising women’s economic rights

HER SERIES: Opinions on Women's Economic Empowerment The UN High Level Panel for Women's Economic Empowerment is seen as an important step in gender equality. But how can it ensure...

Women’s Economic Empowerment and the HIV and AIDS Response (Credit: STOPAIDS)

Women’s economic empowerment and the HIV and AIDS response

HER SERIES: Opinions on Women's Economic Empowerment We know that gender inequality fuels the HIV epidemic and that women's economic empowerment is a powerful tool to change gender...

Aisha Zubairu*, 25 years old, from Borno State, IDP living among Kabbar Maila Host Community. (Credit: Ibrahim Dung)

Lake Chad's unseen crisis

ON THE GROUND REFLECTION:  Today Oxfam is launching Lake Chad's Unseen Crisis, which tells the stories of people displaced by conflict in Niger and Nigeria. Oxfam's Advocacy and...

Woman farming (Abir Abdullah/ Oxfam)

An IMF that promotes gender equality? A long road lies ahead…

HER SERIES: Opinions on Women's Economic Empowerment How can global institutions ensure tackling women's economic empowerment is done in the most effective way? Sargon Nisson from...

Mahawe, 17 (Name Changed) is eight months pregnant with two-year-old son Frederic.

Measuring WASH sustainability in a Payment by Results context

LEARNING:  Payment by Results (PbR) is bringing new ways to fund water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programmes. Here Mimi Coultas from Plan International UK, reflects on a recent joint...

Women from the Banakoro village Saving for Change group - dubbed Sabougnuma, or "good deed" - hold their weekly meeting. (Rebecca Blackwell/Oxfam America)

Don’t be naïve, power is serious business

HER SERIES: Opinions on Women's Economic Empowerment In this latest addition to our Her Series, Oxfam America's Director of Policy & Research, Gawain Kripke, shares with us his...