Oxfam's gender justice policy sets out an exciting agenda for change. It builds on our longstanding commitment to put women's rights and gender equality at the centre of all the work we do with our partners and allies, in our programs, and in our own organization.
Why it Matters
The research is clear: when women exercise their rights there is a positive impact on everything from food security and the environment to peace-building and good governance. Because women and men experience poverty in different ways, successful strategies to end poverty must reflect and respond to these differences.
Discrimination against women from heinous forms of violence to unequal access to land or public services constitute the most widespread and systemic forms of human rights violations around the world. All of us, women and girls, men and boys, have a stake in gender justice. Changing women's position in the world means changing the world for the better, a goal we all share.
Why Gender Equality Matters
Ending Violence Against Women
Public Outreach Materials
Related oxfam.ca links:
- Gender Justice: This is what Oxfam Canada is doing
- Women's Rights
- Transformative Leadership for Women's Rights
In this video, Aymara Pineda describes the work of Puntos de Encuentro, an Oxfam partner organization which uses media to support the Nicaraguan women's movement. The Puntos agency is provides information and organization support to approximately a thousand feminist organizations in the country. With their help, the women’s movement is able to more effectively campaign for women’s rights in Nicaragua.