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Subject: gender

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A female participant in an Oxfam Livelihood scheme in Iraq carries out her work

CLARA: How a livelihoods and risk assessment tool is supporting women’s economic empowerment

There are more than 3.3 million displaced people in Iraq. Women and girls, and their ability to participate in livelihoods, have been particularly affected by this displacement. In this blog...

Opening plenary at the AWID conference 2016

A good place to start: the 13th International Feminist Forum

Oxfam recently attended AWID's 13th International Feminist Forum in Brazil. Here Oxfam Great Britain's Director of Women's Rights and Gender Justice, Nikki Van Der Gaag, reflects on the...

Oxfam speaking to Creuza Oliviera

"Domestic work cannot be the only destiny" - Interview with FENATRAD

At the recent AWID Forum in Brazil, Oxfam talked to Creuza Oliveira, President of the National Federation of Domestic Workers (FENATRAD) of Brazil. Below she comments on the importance of the Forum,...

Oxfam partners meeting at AWID 2016

Womens rights in Mexico: interview with ProDESC and ACASAC

Recently at the AWID Forum 2016 we interviewed two of Oxfam Mexico's partners to talk about the challenges and opportunities they face as women's rights organisations in the country. We spoke...

Oxfam Brazil interviewing their partner at AWID

'We want recognition of our uniqueness' - Interview with Criola NGO in Brazil

OPINION: Oxfam recently attended the 13th international AWID Forum, a unique space for women's rights organization and feminist movements to come together. We took this opportunity to...

Women collecting firewood. Asbuli Kebele, Erer Woreda, Siti Zone, March 2016. (Photo credit: Luisa Dietrich)

Institutionalising Gender in Emergencies: Ethiopia Gender Analysis

Understanding needs and context is vital in an emergency response. A crucial, and often overlooked, factor in this is gender. Here, Steph Avis, introduces the first of a series of reports from the...

Neem Mibimba, President of the Women's Forum (Credit: Eleanor Farmer / Oxfam )

The long road to fair employment

HER SERIES: Opinions on Women's Economic Empowerment In our latest instalment of the Her series, we look at why women make up the majority of unemployed youth, the barriers women face...

Women's participation and leadership

Moving from individual to collective change for women's participation in Lebanon, Jordan and Kurdistan Region of Iraq

With women making up only 19% of parliament in the Middle East and North Africa region, understanding the factors preventing women from taking part in decision-making processes is vital. Here, Julie...

A discussion on how to make Mexico’s working women’s political voices heard

Strengthening and making Mexico's working women's political voices heard

The 13th AWID International Forum takes place this week. Jana introduces us to why Oxfam Mexico and the National Coordination of Human Rights Defenders of Women's Labor Rights (Mexico) will be...

Julius Ceaser Kasujja/Oxfam

Why we can’t talk about one without the other: sexual and reproductive rights and women’s economic empowerment

HER SERIES: Opinions on Women's Economic Empowerment  So far in our Her Series we've touched on various issues from the effects of unpaid care to gender equality and global institutions....

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