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The 2014 winners of Female Food Heroes Ethiopia with the renowned Ethiopian singer and Good Will Ambassador of the Female Food Heroes Hamelmal Abate. Credit: Amensisa Ifa

The incredible women farmers of Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, the Female Food Heroes initiative is giving women smallholder farmers a platform to showcase their successes. Here, Seble Teweldebirhan, media and digital campaigner at...

Bernarda Paniagua Santana in front of her business in Villa Eloisa de las Cañitas, Dominican Republic. Credit: Oxfam/Pablo Tosco

Tackling the gender pay gap via the G20 and C20

Valeria González Rangel, Oxfam Mexico International Initiatives Coordinator, writes about the importance of tackling women's economic inequality through international forums such as the G20....

Photo: Olga Rosine Adou is the president of COOPASA, a cocoa cooperative in Agboville, Ivory Coast. She says international companies that buy cocoa from the women she represents could do more to improve their livelihoods. Credit: Peter DiCampo / Oxfam America

The truth about women and chocolate – soft promises or solid change?

Two years ago, three of the world's biggest cocoa companies made commitments to women in their supply chains. Sarah Zoen, Senior Policy Advisor with Oxfam America's Private Sector Department, looks...

Focus group discussion, North Kivu, DRC (2014). Credit: Phil Moore.

Raising women's voices in the DRC: challenges and revelations

For the fourth year in a row, Oxfam has conducted a survey of community protection needs and concerns in two eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), North Kivu and...

Photo: Nune Avakyan heads an Oxfam-sponsored leadership training group. Credit: Oxfam in Armenia

Planting seeds of a brighter future: Gomk’s female agricultural co-op

Continuing our series of blogs for International Women's Day, Serouj Aprahamyan, a volunteer at Oxfam in Armenia, looks at how a women's agricultural co-op in Armenia is empowering women...

Activists dance at the SRC. (Credit: Oxfam in Zimbabwe)

Championing women's rights in Southern Africa

Regional gender lead, Chloe Safier, introduces a new set of Oxfam case studies about women's rights programming in Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. ...

AMAL programme, Azmour, Tunisia.

Empowering women to make their voices heard

In the first of a series of blogs that we are publishing for International Women's Day, Nay El Rahi and Imed Zouari from Oxfam Tunisia look at how a group of women factory workers responded...

Elisabeth Worjloh, 52 year old, Community Leader of New Kru Town, Liberia. Credit: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

A gender sensitive Ebola response and recovery

Women, girls, boys and men have differing needs, roles and vulnerabilities. The Ebola response and recovery needs to take this into account. In the second of our series of blogs for International...

Ending violence against women – are we there yet?

Daniela Rosche is Oxfam Novib's Policy & Advocacy Advisor on Women's Rights and Gender Justice. Here, she writes from the UN's 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women...

Nazma Begum, 40, mother of four, collecting water, Uttar Tarabunia, Shariatpur district, Bangladesh. Credit: Shehab Uddin / DRIK / Oxfam GB

Inspiring change through gender budgeting

This week we continue to celebrate International Women's Day, taking the importance of learning and training as our theme Dr Julia Ahmed, gender programme coordinator for Oxfam in Bangladesh,...