International Women's Day

International Women's Day 2013.

Celebrated each year on 8 March, International Women's Day is a day to get inspired, invigorated and to raise the visibility of the work of women's rights organisations around the world. 

This year we are taking the theme of Inspiring Change and using it to focus on gender training and learning. 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the first publication of our landmark resource, the Gender Training Manual and we shall be celebrating this milestone later in the year. 

Below you'll find a range of more recent gender resources, including our Quick Guides to Rights and Gender (or how to get up to speed on gender in your lunch hour), key lessons from our inspirational women's participation programme Raising Her Voice, and insights into gender-sensitive emergency response

Our blog posts celebrate a wide range of our gender work, including how gender inequality can itself lead to conflict, learning about unpaid care, hope for the women of the Arab spring and how women in Georgia are building new livelihoods with the help from Oxfam.

Latest gender publications

Quick Guide to Gender Analysis

One of Oxfam’s corporate priorities is to address gender inequality through every aspect of...

Effectiveness Review: Safe Age of Marriage and Women’s Economic Empowerment, Yemen

The Safe Age of Marriage and Women’s Economic Empowerment project aimed to raise awareness about...

Raising Her Voice: The power to persuade

From 2008-2013, Oxfam's Raising Her Voice (RHV) programme worked with 45 local partners, 141 community...

International Women's Day celebrations around the world