equality

Photo: Oxfam Canada staff join the Toronto PRIDE March. Credit: Oxfam

Blog: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia: Time to Say Enough to all forms of violence and discrimination

May 17 is a moment to stand in solidarity with the LGBTQAI+ community to #SayEnough to all forms of violence and discrimination.

International Women's Day 2019

Blog: Happy International Women's Day - Oxfam Celebrating Women All Across the World

Today on International Women’s Day, we stand in solidarity with the women’s movement, we pause and reflect on how to be better feminists, we immerse ourselves in the stories of incredible women and girls, and we reignite the passion and resolve to keep fighting for a more a more equal world.

Don't rape. Photo: Richard Potts

Blog: #TimesUp: No more silence. No more waiting. No more abuse.

Last year women around the world spoke out and shared their stories of violence. How can we ensure that the next generation of women and girls will never have to say #MeToo?

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.

The Busker, Child Portrait, Mexico City. Credit CC: Geraint Rowland https://www.flickr.com/photos/geezaweezer/

Blog: Stories of underdevelopment

Mexico is the setting for these stories. The country that sees the coexistence of an individual like Carlos Slim, who has several times been named the richest man on the planet, and another such as Francisco, who has no home to live in.

Beyond the Headcount: Transformative Leadership for Women’s Rights

Blog: Beyond the Headcount: Transformative Leadership for Women’s Rights

“Women’s leadership is a fundamental part of Oxfam’s work, and our commitment to putting women’s rights at the heart of all we do. As an organization, we use our influence and leadership to change unjust power relations.

Marie Soudnie in front of a whiteboard

Blog: Women's participation in politics in Haiti: many reasons for the struggle

“Why… Why fight such a painful battle if at the end of the day I can bring no real change to the lives of my fellow citizens?”

Young women in Senegal

Blog: Day 6: Gender Equality: It’s smart and it’s right

While farming is increasingly reliant on women’s labour, women’s lack of secure land tenure severely limits their influence over farming decisions. Closing the gender gap in land rights would increase productivity and total output. And it would help women exercise their rights as citizens.

By Madiodio Niasse, Secretariat Director, International Land Coalition (ILC) 

Women from the AWID forum march in Taksim Square. Photo: Oxfam/Jameen Kaur

Blog: Globalisation of Resistance: Taking to the Streets - ‘Jin, Jiyan, Azadi’ ('Women, Life, Freedom')

Jameen wraps up our 2012 AWID International Forum on Women’s Rights in Development coverage with this inspiring entry!

The word "courage" comes from the Latin word ‘cuer’ meaning heart. Courage translates to possessing the confidence "to lay bare your vulnerability and speak from the heart."

Journalist Hurriyet - Turkey's leading national newspaper interviewing Ester and Mandiwe. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: Belief is everything: ‘I have always believed I could be a leader.’

"Before I entered the Female Food Hero competition I had never been outside Tanzania, however I have always believed I could be a leader. I believe I have leadership qualities," explains Mandiwe in an interview conducted by a journalist writing for the Hurriyet newspaper, one of Turkey’s leading national newspapers.

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