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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...

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 installment to our Her Series, we take a look at the part men can play in unpaid care.  Nina Ford from Promundo-US,...

Daw Thain Si and her family

Her Series - Older women: invisible linchpins of the household economy

HER SERIES: Opinions on Women's Economic Empowerment  Older women are often over looked in policy making and programme development in tackling unpaid care. As part of our Her Series,...

Julius Ceaser Kasujja/Oxfam

Her Series - A note on the ethics of changing norms

HER SERIES: Opinions on Women's Economic Empowerment  In this latest addition to our Her Series Dr. Elise Klein, a Lecturer of Development Studies at Melbourne University,...

 Pablo Tosco, OXFAM Intermón. Irak 2016

Her Series - Why 'Care' about development?

HER SERIES:  Opinions on Women's Economic Empowerment  In this second instalment of our Her Series, Belén Sobrino from Oxfam Intermon sets the case to keeping unpaid care work...

Photo courtesy: Goutham Jho; No Logo, Chennai, India.

Her Series - Tale of Buguru Chitamma: How a cooperative transformed fisher women into leaders

HER SERIES: Opinions on Women's Economic Empowerment How can cooperatives help women to lead and take control of their livelihoods? In the first of our new 'Her Series' pieces,...

An event to encourage women in leadership, Rabat, Morocco. Credit: Ellie Kealey / Oxfam

Regional influencing for gender justice: watch the webinar

NEWS: What's the most effective way to influence regional organisations in order to advance women's rights and gender justice? This was the topic of a recent webinar organised by Oxfam's...

erta Cáceres, founder of National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH). Credit: Goldman Environmental Prize http://bit.ly/1Qr9f6f

Not one more: ending femicide in Honduras

OPINION: On International Women's Day Juan Carlos Arita, Oxfam's Regional Programme Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean, reflects on the tragic murder of human rights activist...

Hygienists at Oxfam managed Kumala community care centre in Sierra Leone. Pictured from left to right Lamrana B Sesay, Fatmata Jalloh, Bintu Kabba, Aminata Turay and Ramatu S Jalloh. The women are working to fight Ebola. Credit: Michelle Curran/Oxfam

Are the Sustainable Development Goals good news for women?

The 2015 Sustainable Development Goal agreement was a historic moment for development and for feminism. Much hope rests on the goals, but what will they really achieve, for people living in poverty,...

Participants listening to President’s speech. Credit: Oxfam/Katha Haru

Making history: the day women activists lobbied Nepal’s Prime Minister and President

On December 10, Lorina Sthapit, Gender Justice Programme Coordinator, accompanied 150 women from Makwanpur and Surkhet districts of Nepal as they marched to the offices of the Prime Minister and...