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Tag: international womens day

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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...

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Safeguarding: getting our own house in order

LEARNING: How can international organizations ensure that they practice what they preach when it comes to gender equality, women's rights and related issues around protection? Hannah Clare,...

erta Cáceres, founder of National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH). Credit: Goldman Environmental Prize

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...

Lydia, a leader in the Gbarlin co-operative, Liberia. Credit: Andy Hall/Oxfam

Women leading the way in economic empowerment in agriculture

NEWS: To mark International Women's Day 2016, Oxfam's Knowledge Hub on Women's Economic Empowerment (WEE) in Agriculture organised the 2016 Oxfam WEE Leadership Awards to recognise...

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,...

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Webinar: what if gender became an essential, standard element of vulnerability assessments?

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South Sudan: a battle of the sexes

Concepts of masculinity and femininity are deeply embedded in cultural beliefs and practices which underpin violence against women and inequality. Here Protection Project Manager, Kerry Akers, reflects...

Roots Lab partners and consultation participants gather during the Roots Lab consultation that took place in Beirut, Lebanon - October 2015. Credit: Oxfam

Social change for and by young women

What's the most effective way of supporting young women to create the change they want to see in the world? FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund, The Global Fund for Women, Oxfam and the Young Foundation...


Twitter debate: what can development frameworks do for women?

News:  March 7th, 15:00 GMT | @OxfamGBPolicy & @GaDJournal ...

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...