Rohingya Refugee Crisis

The need for humanitarian assistance is becoming urgent with monsoon season approaching. More than 860, 000 Rohingya people have crossed over to Bangladesh and are living in refugee camps. Oxfam is responding now.
Boat arrives in Bangladesh. Credit: Aurélie Marrier d'Unienville

Why Economic Inequality is a Feminist Issue

Every day brings with it a rousing success or a crushing setback in our fight for equal rights. One fight Oxfam International's Executive Director Winnie Byanyima has been focusing her efforts on is the global economic model that’s absolutely rigged against women.
Oxfam International Executive Director Winnie Byanyima (right) at the G7 Ministerial meetings in Whistler. (Photo: Diana Sarosi | Oxfam Canada)

Creating Spaces Project

Creating Spaces takes action to reduce violence against women and girls, and to reduce the prevalence of child, early and forced marriage in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines and Nepal.
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