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Francesca Rhodes

Gender Policy Adviser

Francesca Rhodes

Francesca works as the Gender Policy Adviser for Oxfam's in campaigns, policy and influencing team. In particular, she leads on gender policy within the Even It Up campaign, focused on tackling extreme economic inequality. This includes leading on research and advocacy on unpaid care work, women, work and wages and gender and public services.

Previously Francesca was the Coordinator of the Gender and Development Network in the UK. She is currently a member of the network's Advisory Group and DFID's policy reference group on women's economic empowerment.

All posts by Francesca Rhodes

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...

Neem Mibimba, 28 is President of the Women's Forum

Introducing our new ‘Her Series’: Commentaries on women’s economic empowerment

OPINION:  We're delighted to announce the launch of a new blogging series focusing on women's economic empowerment (WEE) and equality with contributors from Oxfam, INGOs, women's...

Elizabeth, 26, a mother of two, works at the Jamaica dump in the middle of the Mukuru informal settlement, in Nairobi, Kenya, on April 2, 2014.

Extreme wealth is threatening women's fight for equality

OPINION: Women are multiply disadvantaged in the global economy. Tackling gender injustices could lead to both women's economic empowerment and wider economic growth, but as Francesca...