empowering women

Rajiah is a community health volunteer who helps share health information with pregnant refugee women, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo: Maruf Hasan/Oxfam

Blog: One woman leading the way for healthy mothers in Bangladesh's refugee camps

Close to a million Rohingya people have fled violence in Myanmar to seek refuge across the border in Bangladesh. Outspoken and confident, meet Rajiah, leading the way for healthy mothers in Cox's Bazar, and pushing hard to be a role model for the advancement of women around her.

Jealousy is NO excuse for violence against women.

Blog: Jealousy is NO excuse for violence against women

In the run up to 16 Days of Activism, Muthoni Muriithi, Oxfam's Enough Campaigner in Africa, explains our new campaign which tackles jealousy as a cause of domestic violence. Follow #JealousyIsNoExcuse or #LosCelosNoSonExcusa on social media to add your voice!

Women challenging gender discrimination and violence in rural China. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: The women challenging gender discrimination and violence in rural China

Although women’s rights and gender equality are written in the constitutions and laws in China, discrimination against women is still prevalent in rural villages. Jing Xiufang and members of a rural women’s grassroots organization are helping to change this.

Somali women and men discussing gender and livelihoods issues. Photo: WARDI/Oxfam

Blog: The push for peace: A greater role for women

Women and girls face particular impacts from conflicts worldwide, such as sexual violence. However, women remain systematically marginalized in efforts to prevent, resolve and recover from conflict, and their participation in peace and security processes and institutions remains extremely limited.

Barbara Chinyeu (36) is a widow who risks her life every day to irrigate her crops and feed her two children. She lives in Chiawa, Zambia, a rural area with few transport links and employment opportunities. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Blog: Message to Southern Africa leaders: invest in women and smallholder farmers

From the 17-18 August 2015, SADC (Southern African Development Community) Heads of State will take key decisions that will determine the direction of development and integration in the region. They should elevate one issue above all others: the importance of investment in women and smallholder farmers. 

Is the World Bank getting more serious about gender inequality?

Blog: Is the World Bank getting more serious about gender inequality?

The World Bank has launched a major new report, 'Voice and Agency: Empowering women and girls for shared prosperity' with much fanfare.

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