women's rights

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?”

From shadow into light: women in the streets of Bamako, Mali

Blog: What will it take to end violence against women and girls?

This Oxfam #16Days recap was written by Daniela Rosche, Policy and Advocacy Advisor, Gender Justice for Oxfam Novib (Netherlands), and Chloe Safier, Gender Justice Co-ordinator for Oxfam International.

Closing the Gap on Gender: Is India up for the challenge?

Blog: Closing the Gap on Gender: Is India up for the challenge?

By Julie Thekkudan, Gender Justice – Lead Specialist, Oxfam India

Veeru Kohli. Credit: Sara Faruqi/Dawn.com

Blog: Women’s Leadership Groups in Pakistan: some good news and inspiration

Jacky Repila, Learning and Communications Officer, Raising Her Voice, writes about a new report on our Raising Her Voice program in Pakistan, a country that ranks 134th out of 135 countries on the Global Gender Gap Index (only Yemen is worse).

The Power of People Against Poverty

Blog: The Power of People Against Poverty

I feel very privileged to have joined Oxfam International just as we adopt our new strategic plan, called “The Power of People against Poverty”. To me, that is the right way to think about the work of Oxfam and our partners around the world.

There are a billion poor people in the world today. And there will be 2 billion people in extreme poverty as the world population grows from 7 to 9 billion in the next generation. Oxfam invests in changing those odds on poverty. 

In sub-Saharan Africa nearly 80% of women workers are in vulnerable employment. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: We’ve come a long way baby… or have we?

While gender equality is enshrined in the 1948 UN Declaration of Human Rights, in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and in legislation in most countries, women’s conditions of participation in markets and their rewards from that participation, still remain woefully unequal to men’s.

Many women work in temporary or informal positions and are therefore “invisible” to laws and regulations.

World’s biggest chocolate companies melt under consumer pressure

Blog: World’s biggest chocolate companies melt under consumer pressure

More sweet news today for chocolate lovers: the biggest chocolate maker in the world, Mondelez International, has agreed to take steps to address inequality facing women in their cocoa supply chains - thanks to pressure from customers like you.

Les plus grands fabricants de chocolat au monde fondent sous la pression des consommateurs

Blog: Les plus grands fabricants de chocolat au monde fondent sous la pression des consommateurs

Encore de bonnes nouvelles pour les amateurs et amatrices de chocolat : le plus grand fabricant de chocolat au monde, Mondelez International, a accepté de prendre des mesures pour lutter contre les inégalités auxquelles font face les femmes dans leurs chaînes d’approvisionnement en cacao. Cela a été rendu possible grâce à la pression de consommateurs comme vous !

You heeded our call and companies listened

Blog: You heeded our call and companies listened

Less than two months ago, Oxfam called on the three largest chocolate companies to do more for the women who grow the cocoa that is used in Oreos, M&Ms and Crunch bars—just to name a few.

Mime show to demand female farmers' right ahead of International Women's Day 2011 in Bangladesh. Photo: Mahmudul H. Moni/Oxfam

Blog: Dear women’s rights movements, thank you!

This blog was co-written by Jenny Enarsson, our former Gender justice Lead, and Shawna Wakefield, our current Gender Justice Lead.

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