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Kanchan Begum, a chilli producer in Bangladesh, sorting chilli on a tarpaulin. "Now, my chilli is dust free and high rated in market” (Credit: Golam Fazle Rabbani/Oxfam)

Bangladeshi women speak up about care and cooking

In the second part of a series on unpaid care work, Golam Fazle Rabbani, describes how assessing working hours led to better stoves and improved gender equality in one of the poorest regions of Bangladesh. ...

Images from the Women's Economic Leadership infographics.

Beyond a ‘glass wall’ – women address invisible barriers to economic empowerment

Women's heavy and unequal share of care work often goes unspoken and unrecognised creating an invisible barrier for women's empowerment. Here, Thalia Kidder introduces a series...

Aliah Abdo Mohammed, Yemen

Girls in Yemen deserve a childhood

Tuesday's high profile summit on early marriage and female genital mutilation, hosted by David Cameron, is a chance to give girls back their childhood. In Yemen, around a third of girls are married...

 Herethay Katakpah (red), the Community Education Mobiliser (CEM) from Yawerlee Elementary School encouraging Nyamah Smo (white) to send her daughter Annie Boakar, 6, (Nursery 2) to school.Yawerlee, Suakoko District, Bong County, Liberia. Credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam GB

Monitoring, evaluation and learning – why it’s an activist’s best friend

Why is Gender & Development focusing on monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) this issue? Editor Caroline Sweetman explains how gender sensitive MEL can support women's empowerment as...

Members of the local women farmers group in Sitio Matinao, Philippines. Credit:Tessa Burney

Do you need to stand on a podium to bring about change?

At Oxfam we say that women's rights are at the heart of all we do, but what does this mean for someone stuck behind a computer screen? Catherine Meredith explains how the gender leadership programme...

Gulnara Ahmadov prepares her daughter Gulmira for school, Kelenterli, Azerbaijan. Credit: David Levene/Oxfam

Who cares about care?

How can women fulfil their potential economically, socially, and politically if the majority of their time is tied up in unpaid household care duties? As part of our International Women's Day...

A woman in South Sudan addresses a crowd gathered to meet their local MP. Credit: Oxfam

Gender inequality as a driver of conflict

Can Oxfam tackle gender inequality in conflict-affected countries? Here, Louie Fooks explains why working on gender inequality is not only possible, but a necessary part of governance and peace...

Tika Darlami talks with Bhupal Singh Gurung, a social mobiliser, at a local tea shop, Nepal. Credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

More than words: observing changes in confidence

Many women's economic empowerment projects aim to help build women's confidence. How can we measure whether change has been achieved? Kimberly Bowman identifies some starting points. ...

Charitable, 45 runs a canteen or small restaurant, she has four children and is pregnant with a fifth. Her house collapsed into a heap of rubble during the earthquake. Now, she’s re-opened in a makeshift spot across the street. Credit:Toby Adamson/Oxfam

Gender and Rights: our Quick Guides to success

How can you incorporate gender considerations into humanitarian, development and campaigns work? As Jemma Stringer explains, if you're pushed for time reading a Quick Guide would be a good start. ...

Making gender justice a reality training participants. Credit: Oxfam

In her shoes: gender justice training in Afghanistan

Putting women's rights at the heart of all we do begins with our own teams and ways of working. Nina Gora describes a series of training workshops with Oxfam staff in Afghanistan.  ...