gender justice

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Blog: Gender Equality: Because It’s 2015!

Nisha Agrawal, Oxfam India’s CEO explains how an inclusive struggle to challenge and change social norms is our hope for gender equality.

Luz Evelia Godines Solano in her coffee nursery plot, in the peasant community of La Chiripa, Nicaragua. She produces Tierra Madre coffee, marketed in Spain. Credit: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Blog: What is the Commission of the Status of Women, and why Oxfam is there

The Commission of the Status of Women (CSW) is the global policy-making body concerning women's empowerment and gender equality issues. Oxfam participates in CSW to advance debates on key issues and influence governments at the negotiations.

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?

Photo: Arturo Cañedo - Oxfam

Blog: Latin America remains the most unequal region in the world

Although income inequality has fallen in recent years, Latin America remains the most unequal region in the world. Our team of experts there reviews how to tackle such extreme inequality.

Marching in Zambia: Oxfam’s grassroots "Enough!" campaign against violence against women. Credit Oxfam

Blog: Why addressing power is key to ending violence against women

The current wave of interest in sexual harassment at work highlights just one consequence of gender inequality, but if things are really going to change, we need to address the power imbalances that mean women are still seen as second-class citizens.

Stop violence against women and girls.

Blog: What role do you play in normalizing violence against women?

Society has a long list of absurd reasons and excuses for the rape of womxn and gender-non-binary people. Silence is complicity. Here are some tips on how, instead, you can be part of the solution.

Women's Community Discussion Class, Seraghari Village, Nepal. Photo: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

Blog: How to end the male monopoly on peace: More seats at the table for women

The continuing reality that men enjoy an almost exclusive role in peace processes defies both logic and evidence. This year's Open Debate on Peace and Security at the UN must make headway to change this.

International Women's Stike, 8 March 2017

Blog: Standing in Solidarity with the International Women’s Strike

Oxfam joins in solidarity with the women’s rights organizations and movements leading the strike. They are vital partners in our work and key actors in a global movement for change, empowering women and men to create a future that is secure, just, and free from poverty.

Love is not violent.

Blog: St Valentine’s Day: Celebrating Healthy Relationships, Challenging Violence

This Valentines Day, we all need to take a stand against notions of harmful love and instead promote positive and healthy relationships with our family, friends and colleagues.

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.

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