Gender Justice

Photo: Tom Pietrasik. Mymensingh, Bangladesh. November 19th 2014

It’s time to start conversations, get involved and pressure our lawmakers for much-needed changes.

Louise holds Rose (name changed) inside her shelter in Buporo Camp in Eastern Congo.

How can humanitarians help to protect women and girls from sexual violence in conflict situations? First we must ensure that our interventions don’t inadvertently place them in greater danger. For World Humanitarian Day, Kerry Akers explains why Oxfam is conducting research into the use of...

Ending violence against women and girls—in times of conflict and peace

This week, as London hosts the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, the largest event of its kind, world leaders have the opportunity to take practical action to put an end to sexual violence in conflict.

Raising Her Voice: Feminism around the world

We asked activists around Oxfam and beyond to nominate some of their favourite, most inspiring feminist activist sites.

Raising Her Voice

Women produce over half of the world’s food, work two-thirds of the world’s working hours and take home just one tenth of the world’s income. This global inequality is rooted in the fundamental absence of women’s equal and meaningful voice in decision making in homes, neighborhoods, courtrooms,...

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

The evidence is clear: Strong development and the achievement of women’s rights are intrinsically bound — in everything from economic growth, access to education, food and health security to the environment, peace‐building and good governance.

Can Oxfam tackle gender inequality in conflict-affected countries? Here, Louie Fooks explains why working on gender inequality is not only possible, but a necessary part of governance and peace building.

Violence against women and girls is an attack on human rights - it ruins lives and impoverishes communities. It is present in all nations – rich and poor – and affects us all, women, girls, men and boys.  

A statement by Oxfam Canada Executive Director, Robert Fox marking International Human Rights Day and the culmination of the 16 Days of Activism Against Violence Against Women.

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