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A woman carries 25 liters of water on her back, Kashusha village, Kabare Territory, DRC

Gender justice online: Changing ourselves, our organisations and our world

Oxfam has teamed up with Disaster Ready to provide a new online course on how Gender Justice impacts development and humanitarian work. Jemma Stringer introduces why a course such as this is so important...

A garment factory in Vietnam where men and women work 12 hour days, 6 days for $1 an hour producing some of the world’s biggest fashion brands.  (Credit EleanorFarmer /Oxfam)

Three ways to change the economy to make it work for women

Women's economic empowerment is an issue that is gaining an increased amount of attention, yet it still seems to be an increasingly distant goal. Here Francesca Rhodes looks at three key changes...

Victorine Sifa, an arable farmer, works on her land everyday except Sundays.

Oxfam’s engagement at the Commission on the Status of Women

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the global policy making body concerning women's rights and gender equality issues. Francesca Rhodes and Vincent Trousseau explore how and why it...

Love is respect

St. Valentine's Day: Celebrating Healthy Relationships and Challenging Violence

This Saint Valentine's Day, Bethan Cansfield and Lourdes Montero look at what it means to have a healthy relationship and how unhealthy ones may be formed....

"What's inside of you" presentation slide

Future skills: helping women get along in the job market

Caroline Tosal-Suprun reflects on a recent workshop, co-developed by Oxfam and the Co-operative Bank, as part of our work to improve women's access to work in the UK.  ...

The Bitexco Financial Tower, framed by high rise flats and poor housing along the Saigon River in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Naming the system

Nancy Folbre, a feminist economist and professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts, reflects on Davos and puts a name to our economic system.  ...

A billboard targetting teenage girls as part of a teenage pregancy campaign in Freetown, Sierra Leone

To reduce teenage pregnancy in Sierra Leone we need to get beyond just focusing on girls

Nearly two in five women in Sierra Leone aged 20-24 have had their first child before the age of 18 (pdf, 12.2 MB). Dr. Lisa Denney argues that if the rate of teenage pregnancy is to be reduced,...

Participants at the Women's March on London, 21st January 2017

A manifesto for a new era - or seven reasons why the Women’s March was different

Nikki van der Gaag reflects on her experience of the Women's March on London; why Oxfam supported it, why it was different from past events and where we can go from here. ...

Enough! Stop Violence Against Women and Girls

This is not bad luck it is sexist violence

Damaris Ruiz, Coordinator of Women's Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean, looks at the social acceptance of violence against women and what we can do to end it.  ...

Mariam, 33, a mother of 5, gazes out of her tent in Lebanon’s Northern Bekaa valley.

Webinar: Edutainment and digital media to challenge social norms in the MENA region

Upcoming webinar on challenging social norms and to advance Gender Justice and Women's Rights in the MENA region.  Date: December...